NATCOM, the firm which acquired Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL) and its mobile subsidiary M-Tel last year has revealed plans to launch commercial 4GLTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services on 8 April.

The  4GLTE-Advanced service offering will be under the ntel brand name.

nTel CEO Kamar Abass said that voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services will initially be available in Lagos and Abuja as part of the first rollout phase, with other locations, including Port Harcourt, set to follow in the near future.

Around 600 base stations are being deployed in the two initial launch cities, with a further 200 set for installation in Part Harcourt.

He revealed that they have signed agreements with trade partners and fulfilled all licence authorisations and payments are up-to-date with no impediments to the launch.