Nigerian telecoms company Intercellular has rebranded and relaunched its operations under the name InterC Network. Earlier this year the firm hired Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei to transform its CDMA network to a 4G LTE platform. Under the deal, Huawei is deploying an 800MHz LTE broadband network in phases, with plans to eventually cover all of the country’s towns and cities. At launch, customers in the three cities of Abuja, Kaduna and Port Harcourt are able to choose from a wide selection of 4G tariffs, ranging in price from NGN1,400 (USD4.2) for a data allowance of 1.5GB (valid for 30 days) to NGN35,000 for 110GB (60 days).
Intercellular Nigeria was awarded a national fixed licence in 1996 and launched commercial fixed-wireless telephony in March 1998, providing services over a CDMA network in Lagos using the 800MHz band. In 2007 the operator received a unified access service (UAS) licence, permitting it to provide a full range of telecoms services without technological limitation, and last year it was awarded spectrum in the 800MHz and 3.5GHz band.