Is Kenya beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities?

An AccessKenya Fibre ad on a road in Nairobi Kenya. AccessKenya is a leading ISP in Kenya. Photo by Oluniyi D. Ajao.

This blog post is in reaction to The 3 Reasons Why Kenya is Beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities as published by ICTworks. I was perplexed at the title of the blog post. Could the author Wayan Vota simply be courting controversy as a means of drawing traffic to the blog? I would attempt to […]

A review of MTN Nigeria Mobile Broadband service

MTN F@stlink software interface

I picked-up an MTN Nigeria mobile broadband kit recently and have used it heavily, since then. Find below my review of the service. The entire kit cost N18,650: HSDPA USB stick: N8,500 MTN SIM: N150 Airtime: N10,000 (24/7 monthly plan) The MTN agent asked for an ID and passport photo. As I had no prior […]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service

The MTN F@stlink manual, the USB device and USB cable. Photo by Oluniyi David Ajao.

With over 7.4 million subscribers as of September 2009, MTN is easily Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, offering mobile telephony services, Internet connectivity and more. I recently picked up an MTN “Exclusive 3G Pack” for 100 Ghana Cedis (about $69) and have used it extensively for about 14 days mainly in Accra. The information below is […]

My expectations of Glo Mobile Ghana

Glo Mobile is set to launch in Ghana soon

Glo Mobile is very likely to be launched in Ghana before the end of this year 2009. Having shifted their launch date severally, a launch in December 2009 seems imminent. Glo Mobile’s entry into Ghana comes at a time when Ghana’s mobile communications industry appears to be saturated already. For a population of about 22 […]

Why I prefer Zain to MTN

Zain Africa CEO Mr Chris Gabriel selling a sim card to a new Zain Ghana customer at the flagship store in Osu on Oxford Street in Accra on the day the 3.5G network was launched.

I listened to Philip Sowah, the Country Manager of Zain Communications Ghana Limited, being interviewed on Joy FM‘s Super Morning show one morning in the last quarter of 2008. It was at the eve of Zain’s network launch in Ghana. One thing I remember clearly was him saying Zain Ghana has so much network capacity, […]

Vodafone Ghana, Huawei Sign $120 Million 3G Technology Agreement

David Venn (left) of Vodafone Ghana and Jay Xu Junjie (right) of Huawei Technologies Ltd.

Vodafone Ghana has signed a $120 million technical agreement with Huawei Technologies Company Ltd to provide 3G technology for its Onetouch mobile service. Mr. David Venn, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Telecom Company and Mr. Jay Xu Junjie, of Huawei Technologies signed for Vodafone Ghana and Huawei Technologies respectively. Vodafone last year acquired 70 per […]

African Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit 2008

Lagos is playing host to Africa’s first Mobile Marketing & Advertising Summit come May 21st 2008. The event which would be hosted by Instinct Media publishers of Mobile World magazine, aims to provide stakeholders with insight into opportunities in mobile advertising and marketing in Africa, as well as strategies to tap into them, says Instinct […]

Poor Internet Service delivery in Nigeria. The need to take on the ISPs.

I do not know why the government or its agencies do not call the erring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria to order. Perhaps, the federal government and state government institutions, the regulatory body Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the federal and state legislature(s) and other leading institutions in Nigeria are all connected to the Internet […]