Nigerians have responded enthusiastically to the number reservation campaign which was announced by ntel, Nigeria’s advanced 4G/LTE network operator on Tuesday 8, March 2015.
Under the terms of campaign, the first batch of subscribers (hundreds of thousands) to reserve their numbers on the network, and subsequently SIM-activate after launch, will be recognized as Pioneers on Nigeria’s newest mobile network marking them out as among the first to reap the company’s promise of abundant broadband on it’s pure-play Advanced 4G/LTE network.
In his statement announcing the opportunity, Kamar Abass, CEO of ntel, had noted that “ntel is a proudly Nigerian company that is fully committed to empowering Nigerians through a technologically advanced pure-play 4G/LTE network. We are offering Pioneer status to the first batch of subscribers on our network. Those who reserve their numbers, and subsequently SIM-activate with us, will be the vanguard of a select corps of privileged subscribers.”
The number reservation campaign, which runs until 08/04/16 drew millions of Nigerians to the company site which almost crashed from the overwhelming traffic and has been trending consistently on social media especially facebook, twitter and online chat forum, nairaland.
The company is offering prospective subscribers who log on to ntel’s website www.ntel.com.ng, the opportunity to pick and reserve up to 5 numbers of their choice and, provided they register in time, are eligible to become ntel Pioneers.
Ntel, which made its first Voice over LTE call in Lagos on Thursday, February 25, 2016, is positioned to lead the way as Nigeria’s most Advanced 4G/LTE network at a critical moment of transition.
It is entering a vibrant and exciting market with four established players but hopes to make a mark quickly with its full commercial launch of high-definition voice, video and high-speed Internet Access services over Advanced 4G/LTE. ntel’s network is built on the 900/1800 Mhz which is recognized as the most widely used frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.
Commenting further, Abass noted that “We expect to see more than 50m 4G/LTE subscribers in Nigeria by 2020 and ntel is delighted to be leading this transformation towards that critical mass of customers.”