nTel is almost here!! The rejuvenated NITEL is already keeping it’s promise of launching next month. In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, CEO of the new company, Mr Kamar Abass, revealed that the company has made its first Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) call. This happened in Lagos yesterday.
NatCom Development and Investment Limited (full name for nTel), claimed the test VoLTE call was made around 3.30pm at their new Tier III Data Centre located on Lagos Island. The VoLTE calls were enabled over a carrier’s high-speed data network instead of on a (regular) voice network.
”This crystal-clear, high-definition VoLTE call was made via an ntel SIM card and is set to be a significant differentiating factor for ntel, as it progresses with the roll-out of Nigeria’s largest Advanced 4G/LTE network due to be launched shortly.
”The successful test call is a confirmation that the key network elements are now in place to support the full commercial launch of premium integrated voice, video and data services over 4G/LTE.
”ntel network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz which are the most efficient propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology,” the statement quoted Abass as saying.
ntel is looking to work with Nigeria’s other mobile operators and international partners in order to handle cross-network VoLTE calls.The service is expected to be launched first in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt soonest.
This clearly sounds like way better service than what we’re used to. Let’s see how this turns out.