If NiTel Rebounds

There are several reasons why the news of the possible rebound of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) should cheer every Nigerian. One is plain patriotism. Or shouldn’t we be happy that our “national carrier,” if one may use a phrase usually applied in aviation to refer a telecom concern, could be revived after many years of being comatose, even though rejigged and relaunched under the ownership and management of a private investor?

The other is that it will strengthen competition in the telecom sector. And competition, the bane of monopoly, is the heart that pumps oxygenated blood in business, energising it in the greater interest of the customer.

And ours would become like other countries that continued to profit from the services of a national telecom company, with its fixed landlines, fax facilities and whatnot intact, despite having subscribed to mobile telephony, with the result that its citizens are provided with other means of enjoying telecom services than just through the GSM system with its paradoxically liberating and restrictive characteristics.  The other is that it will strengthen competition in the telecom sector. And competition, the bane of monopoly, is the heart that pumps oxygenated blood in business, energising it in the greater interest of the customer. We already know how it led one of our leading telecom companies to introduce per-second billing, ending an exploitative regime of per-minute billing where GSM calls were so calibrated that a caller was billed for a minute even for a call that lasted one second.

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7 Comments

  • Adebayo Jamiu Ajao-Adeniran

    Reply July 9, 2016 12:45 am

    It gladdens my heart that the once comatose monopoly called NITEL could be revitalised. I pray and wished that Almighty Lord would grant the current management team of Ntel the necessary wisdom to thoroughly make the organisational changes and reform in the company so that it could deliver and render satisfactory services to it potential customers.

  • Engr. Daniel E. Abah

    Reply July 13, 2016 11:30 am

    NTEL will definately be a game changer in the Telecommunications sector especially with the introduction of the 4G LTE technology, customers will truelly have a satisfying experience.
    Congrats

  • Jibrin M. Degri

    Reply July 14, 2016 5:27 pm

    Thank God many Nigerians never new that the so called sale of the 9jas telecom giant was a mess, but i invite all 9jas to visit any station near you for further comment.

  • emmanuel johnson

    Reply July 25, 2016 12:49 pm

    when is ntel lunching in others state of the federation most especially Ibadan oyo state

  • Jabbar Oba

    Reply July 26, 2016 4:04 pm

    I am so happy to hear about this, Unlimited Data is what we have been waiting for in Nigeria, we have long been limited with Internet usage by this providers thereby putting a boundary on our exploration ability on the internet, Nigeria has a vibrant young generation that are so egger to explore if given the opportunity to do so. Thumbs Up To N-Tel…

  • OKUNADE mike

    Reply July 28, 2016 6:32 am

    This is a welcome and long overdue initiative, please make the company “our own” company by making the cost of your data and voice avoidable, spread quickly, get listed on Nigeria Stock Exchange. We are already tired of unpatriotic existing network providers. Win the heart of the populace and the rest will be history. Up up Ntel. up up Nigerian

  • Anazodo Uzoma Ralueke

    Reply July 30, 2016 9:38 am

    Good service. Was a bit skeptical when they came on board, but all fears were put to rest when I subscribed. Still some grey areas, but highly recommendable.

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