Posts Tagged ‘edge’
A review of MTN Nigeria Mobile Broadband service
Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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 knowledge they would demand this, I was only fortunate that I always carried a driving licence and spare passport photos in my wallet ...  [Read more]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

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 based on some of my experience using the mobile broadband service. The 3G pack contained: an ...  [Read more]

A review of MTN Ghana Mobile Broadband service
Thursday, December 24th, 2009

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 based on some of my experience using the mobile broadband service. The 3G pack contained: an ...  [Read more]

Ghana: Mobile Internet as a credible backup
Monday, June 15th, 2009

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, government offices, organizations and private homes of the elite. When Vodafone ...  [Read more]

How to obtain MTN Ghana GPRS settings
Friday, May 8th, 2009

Requirement: Your mobile phone should be GPRS/EDGE capable for you to be able to access the Internet via your mobile. Confirm by checking your phone's manuals. Action: Send a blank text message (SMS) to 686 from your MTN. Save the settings you received, to your phone. Select MTN DATA as default access ...  [Read more]

MTN South Africa
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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: ...  [Read more]

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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: ...  [Read more]

HSL’s 2.75G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) Femtocell in Final Phase of Development – Pricing, Managed Services and Availability Announced
Thursday, June 26th, 2008

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 2008. The development of the 2.75G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) femtocell is now within the ...  [Read more]

Mobile telephony to reach 400,000 people in remote African villages
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

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 and Internet connectivity to the ...  [Read more]

MTN Nigeria
Friday, April 18th, 2008

Operator Name: MTN Nigeria Communications Limited Network Name: MTN Nigeria Technology: GSM 900/1800, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.5G (HSDPA) Network Status: Live August 2001 Subscribers: 23,077,000 (December 2008) Ownership: MTN Group (82%), Nigerian investors (24%) Corporate Headquarters: Golden Plaza Building, Awolowo Road, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria Telephone: +234 803 902 0001 Email: customercare@mtnnigeria.net Web Site: ...  [Read more]