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

MTN 3G pack. 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 […]

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 […]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup

A mobile phone connected to a laptop computer. Image courtesy allaboutsymbian.com

In Ghana today, most Internet users rely on traditional Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet cafes, and few bother about Internet on mobiles. Long before mobile phones became popular in Ghana, fixed lines offered by the national operator Vodafone Ghana (then known as Ghana Telecom) and to a limited extent WESTEL, were widespread among businesses, […]

MTN South Africa

MTN South Africa

Operator Name: MTN – Mobile Telephone Networks (Pty) Ltd Network Name: MTN Technology: GSM 900/1800/2100, HSPA, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS (3G), HSDPA, HSUPA Network Status: Live June 1994 Subscribers: 17,428m (March 2009) Ownership: MTN Corporate Headquarters: MTN Innovation Centre, 14th Avenue Fairland, Gauteng 2195, South Africa Telephone: +27-11-912-3000 Email: mtshal_b@mtn.co.za Web Site: http://www.mtn.co.za

Virgin Mobile South Africa

Operator Name: VirginMobile SouthAfrica (Pty) Ltd Network Name: Virgin Mobile Technology: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G Network Status: Live June 2006 Subscribers: 495,000 (June 2008) Ownership: Virgin Group and Cell C Corporate Headquarters: 2nd Floor CitiGroup Building, 145 West Street Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Telephone: +27 (0) 11 676 5000 Email: CustomerCare@virginmobile.co.za Web Site: http://www.virginmobile.co.za

HSL’s 2.75G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) Femtocell in Final Phase of Development – Pricing, Managed Services and Availability Announced

HSL Femtocell

HSL (Hay Systems Ltd), an independent mobile network operator and provider of mobile services and equipment have today disclosed further details regarding their 2.75G Femtocell development project. HSL have now released details of the physical appearance and have announced plans for a managed femtocell network service with the device being available as early as Q3 […]

Mobile telephony to reach 400,000 people in remote African villages

At a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya….Zain, Ericsson and the Earth Institute announced the provision of telecommunications deliverables to the Millennium Villages of Dertu (Kenya), Ruhiira (Uganda) and Molla (Tanzania). The initiatives were first outlined in September 2007 at Columbia University, when Zain, Ericsson and the Earth Institute announced a partnership to provide mobile communications […]