Determined to provide fuller coverage to its growing number of subscribers and to position itself as a network offering 4G/LTE as well as 3G and 2G services, ntel has announced a national roaming field trial with 9mobile.
The operators have received regulatory approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to commence a national roaming trial over a two-month period.
According to ntel, the agreement would enable its customers to make calls on 9mobileâ€™s network using any 2G or 3G handset within the specified trial zone.
Commenting on the commencement of the national roaming trial, ntelâ€™s CEO, Ernest Akinlola, said: â€œThis agreement is a significant step in the right direction for us as a company and the telecommunications ecosystem. A full national roaming agreement with 9mobile would provide our growing customer base with a seamless service over4G/LTE superfast data and voice clarity as well as ubiquitous 3G and 2G coverage nationwide. Both operators are pioneers in innovation and we are pleased to be charting a new path for the industry.â€
The national roaming test commenced on both networks since December 1, 2017.
According to Akinlola, ntelâ€™s network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz frequency bands, which are the best propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.
ntelâ€™s range of services include: National Bandwidth; International Voice Termination, International Bandwidth; Mobile and Fixed Communications services.