About ntel

Welcome to 4G/LTE-Advanced

NatCom Development & Investment Limited trading as ntel

Who we are
ntel is Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company which provides 4G LTE Advanced network that delivers superfast call-connect times, crystal clear Voice over LTE and extraordinarily high internet access speed.

Our aim is to redefine the Nigerian telecommunications landscape and enrich the lives of Nigerians by delivering the most advanced communications technology across the largest possible network coverage in the most effective, valuable and satisfying manner.

We firmly believe that by delivering superb and unparalleled broadband-based mobile services, we can help individuals and enterprises harness the power of connectivity and maximise their potentials.

This belief is pursued and sustained by anchoring our activities on the fundamental LIVE principle- leadership, innovation, value and experience.

The ntel story
The beginning of the ntel story can be traced to the acquisition of core telecom assets previously owned by Nigeria’s national fixed and mobile operators- NiTel/MTel- by NatCom Development & Investment Ltd. (NatCom) in a liquidation process supervised and approved by Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises and a court-appointed liquidator. This liquidation process was concluded in May, 2015 with the following NiTel/MTel core assets wholly transferred to NatCom:

Operating Licenses:
National carrier, international gateway and mobile.

Cellular on 900/1800/1900 MHz and shared microwave.

International Connectivity:
A share of the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE submarine cable system and full ownership of the Lagos Cable Landing Station.

Local Connectivity:
Metro-fibre ducts and intercity fibre rights of way

Tower sites, telephone exchanges and satellite earth stations

The name ‘ntel’ is the brand name under which NatCom trades. Although trade is currently limited to 3 of Nigeria’s largest commercial cities: Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, there are already plans in motion to expand to more cities and meet our projected coverage of 85% of mobile broadband spending within 3 years and about 95% within 5 years.
On Monday, January 18, 2016, ntel initiated a new beginning in Nigeria’s telecoms industry by making its first on-net test data call in Lagos. This landmark event was followed by the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on Thursday, February 25, 2016 achieved in partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers, Ericsson of Sweden and Sony Mobile of Japan. Since then, further VoLTE calls have been successfully completed with Samsung Electronics of South Korea, ZTE of China and Tecno of Nigeria.

Our Offerings: Total Telecoms
ntel’s LTE Advanced network is designed on 900/1800 Mhz frequency bands which, in combination with Carrier Aggregation and Multiple Antennae (4X4) technology, enable maximum and average throughput rates of 230Mbps and 60Mbps respectively. Our ‘total telecoms’ approach to service delivery affords us 360-degree touchpoints to cater to our customers’ needs. Specifically, we offer:

National Bandwidth:
ntel offers capacity and dark-fibre on its network of 1,100km metro-fibre ducts across six major cities and 4,000km of inter-city fibre rights-of-way;

International Voice Termination
ntel enables direct exchange of Nigeria-bound or originating IDD traffic with regional and global partners, over SAT-3;

International Bandwidth
ntel offers the direct exchange of international bandwidth and IP connectivity with global carriers and major corporates between Nigeria and international destinations;

Mobile Network Services:
ntel offers LTE Advanced mobile services including VoLTE, high-speed internet access, messaging and video services;

Fixed Network Services
ntel provides fixed line telecoms services across voice, high-speed internet access and messaging, to homes and businesses in Nigeria’s key cities and towns.