The Nigerian telecom sector is already a pretty robust place. With the market already dominated by the four biggest telecom companies, there’s very little space left for new players to make any mark.

Yet that’s exactly what nTel did about three years ago.

NTel is the newest player in the Nigerian telecom industry. It began operations in 2016 following its takeover of infrastructure of erstwhile telecom companies, NiTel and MTEL. In an interview in 2017, former nTel CEO, Mr Kamar Abass revealed that his company spent $252 million to acquire these infrastructure.

The acquisition and other infrastructural build up helped the telco develop 2G, 3G and even 4G LTE internet services.

Following its launch, the company made a lot of spectacular promotions to attract new subscribers. nTel promised free calls to other nTel users for its first 100,000 subscribers. It also promised users free “unlimited” data packages for their first 3 months.

nTel followed this up with the launch of the Nova 4G/LTE dual SIM phone. The Nova phone is a feature phone with internet capability. The idea was to provide cheaper internet phones to reach more people.

However, despite all these growth plans and measures, nTel’s growth has been very sluggish.

The telco was not even captured in the latest NCC statistics from December. Ntel had no ranking, neither did the industry regulator include the telco’s total number of subscribers. However, one report shows nTel had about 6,833 telephone users and 76,155 internet subscribers in 2018.

On the one hand, the sluggish growth nTel has recorded is down to the fact that it operates only in three locations: Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt.

But the telco began national roaming tests in 2017 to allow customers use its services anywhere in the country. Yet the problem with this is, roaming is more expensive for customers and there’s no guarantee that the roaming service will be available everywhere.

In a country with over 140 million telecom subscribers and four competitive telecom companies, lack of national presence would always be a huge problem for Ntel.

Yet this is not its only problem.

A cursory look at the company’s social media shows a lot of negativity from users. Many users complain its network is unavailable in some parts of Lagos. Other users have been vocal that they can’t subscribe to its data plans.

But there are still quite a few positive customer feedbacks. Yet the numerous complaints are not healthy for the company at all.

Also, the company has two CEOs barely three years after it began operations. Its first CEO, Mr Kamar, was replaced by Mr Earnest Akinlola. This sort of change usually signifies internal company struggles.

Going forward though, things are not looking too good for the young telecom company. With MTN, Glo and Airtel growing quickly and developing newer services, the telecom market is far too advanced for new entrants without significant backing like nTel.

By Dotun Roy is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

74 thought on “nTel storms market with a bang, but will it fare better?”
  1. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any helpful hints for newbie blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  2. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering
    the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same
    nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  3. That is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but very accurate information… Appreciate
    your sharing this one. A must read article!

  4. You are so cool! I don’t believe I’ve read through a single thing like that before.

    So wonderful to discover another person with some unique thoughts on this subject matter.

    Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

  5. Thanks , I have recently been looking for info about this topic for a while
    and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. However, what about
    the conclusion? Are you certain in regards to the supply?

  6. This is a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.

    A must read article!

  7. I’m not certain where you are getting your information, however great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or working out more.
    Thank you for fantastic info I used to be looking for this info for
    my mission.

  8. Keflex And Constipation Cialis 5 Mg Comprime Pellicule Boite De 28 Viagra 25mg Filmtabletten viagra Nolvadex Sans Ordonnance Dosis De Cialis Levitra Generique Pas Cher

  9. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come
    across a blog that’s both educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail
    on the head. The issue is something which
    too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this during my search for something concerning this.

  10. Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and
    look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  11. “You look great!” “Wow, you’re beautiful.” “Gorgeous, as always.” There are no other comments. I don’t care if they look like they haven’t slept in a week and there’s an entire plate of spinach stuck in their teeth – don’t risk it.
    This is the comment you post on a picture that everyone else commented on at least six months ago. Typically, this comment is just blatant proof that you’ve been doing some facebook stalking.

  12. It’s the conversation that probably shouldn’t even be on a facebook wall, but definitey should not be on a picture. For future reference a picture is not the proper place to ask “do you want to hang out later today?”
    This is the one that seems nice the first time you read it, and then you realize – – it’s really not. It’s the comment that says “Great angle!” or “Wow, this picture makes you look great,” it’s the comment version of saying you don’t normally look like this, clearly this picture is false advertisement (a screenshot of this type of comment appears in the teaser spot on the home page).

  13. Commenting is a key aspect of the photo experience, whatever message they’re sending. But for those of us too lazy to come up with witticisms, there’s always the like button.
    It’s only funny when it’s someone else. Untag and pretend it doesn’t exist. The more you comment the more it shows up on news feeds.

  14. ‘Why is Exeter Academy the best choice ? It is a small school where every student immediately becomes an individual person. It’s lesson system allowed me to be at the right level to suit me according to my personal progress.’
    ‘The design of courses meant I could improve all my skills separately.It is fantastic ! I felt I made good progress, the teachers are great and I really enjoyed the variety.

  15. ‘If you want to pass the IELTS exam Exeter Academy is the right place to come – studying here is full of fun!I needed the IELTS score 6.5 for my Master’s Degree in Dentistry and I have achieved my required score from the first try!!’
    I loved it. Teachers are very professional. When you have a problem, they are always ready to help you. The office workers are perfect and the principal, Andy, of course as well. Thank you

  16. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues?
    A couple of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  17. Having read this I believed it was very informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  18. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am experiencing problems with your RSS.
    I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it.
    Is there anybody else having similar RSS problems?
    Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond?

  19. I’m no longer positive the place you are getting your info, however
    good topic. I needs to spend a while finding out more or figuring out more.

    Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this
    information for my mission.

  20. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I’ve learn this submit and if I may I want to counsel you few fascinating issues or
    suggestions. Maybe you can write subsequent articles referring to this article.
    I desire to learn even more things approximately it!

  21. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.

    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa?
    My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

  22. I used to be suggested this website via my cousin. I am no longer sure whether or not
    this publish is written through him as nobody else
    recognize such exact approximately my trouble.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  23. That is really interesting, You’re an excessively professional blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to in the hunt for extra of your great post.

    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

  24. Thank you for the good writeup. It if truth be told was once
    a leisure account it. Glance complex to more added agreeable from you!

    However, how can we be in contact?

  25. Hello to every one, the contents present at this web page are really
    remarkable for people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  26. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the format for
    your weblog. Is that this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it is uncommon to look a great blog like this one today..

  27. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites
    I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be
    interesting to read through articles from other writers and practice something from other sites.

  28. Someone essentially help to make critically articles
    I would state. This is the first time I frequented your web
    page and so far? I amazed with the research you made
    to make this particular put up extraordinary. Magnificent activity!

  29. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea
    shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
    her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

  30. We stumbled over here coming from a different
    web address and thought I might as well
    check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following
    you. Look forward to looking over your web page repeatedly.

  31. Минуту назад мониторил контент инет, и неожиданно к своему удивлению открыл замечательный веб-сайт. Посмотрите: Секс втроем . Для нас этот вебсайт произвел хорошее впечатление. Успехов всем!

  32. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around
    on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Appreciate it

  33. In the upcoming hearings Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, has vowed to make her views “front and center” to show how “Judge Barrett’s extremist, hard-right views of the Second Amendment will do real harm to real lives in real ways.”

  34. to install Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the US Supreme Court, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden raised concerns that the efforts to put Barrett on the court are unconstitutional and exemplify court packing.

  35. The term “unmasking” refers to the process of releasing the names of American citizens who are caught up in National Security Agency foreign intelligence reports. The names of American citizens in NSA foreign intelligence documents are always redacted, but certain government officials have the authority to request to have the names unredacted, or unmasked.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)