Encyclopedia of Nigeria’s telecoms industry

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Ntel

Ntel is the brand name under which NATCOM operates in the Nigerian telecommunications market. NatCom Development & Investment Ltd (NATCOM) is a consortium that acquired the core assets of NITEL/Mtel in 2015. The first data call on Ntel was made in Lagos on Monday January 18, 2016. This was followed by its first Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on Thursday February 25, 2016. Ntel plans to commence operations in March 2015 with 4G LTE mobile […]

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTel)

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTel) was the mobile subsidiary of the national carrier, NITEL. It was Nigeria’s first mobile network, offering analog mobile lines years before the arrival of GSM technology. Eventually, it migrated to GSM standard too, and at one time, Mtel held 11 per cent of the GSM market in the country, but eventually dying out after just a few years of operations. The assets of Mtel (along with NITEL) were eventually acquired by […]