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, […]

'Glo-ing' In Nigeria

Glo Mobile, the GSM subsidiary of Globacom Nigeria Limited has been a great player in the telecom industry since it was launched in 2003. First came the rather aggressive adverts on all the available media in the country: TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazine and even the Internet. Nigerians were left to wonder what this new entrant […]

Value Added Services: Who Uses Them?

Following the launch of several value-added services by telecom operators, Tayo Ajakaye asks who uses these service. Value-added services are those service outside the core services provided by service providers. Just as the name implies, a value-added service is supposed to add value to the subscribers’ use of an operator’s network. These services have unique […]

Comparative Analysis Of MTN And Glo Data Services

How does MTN’s CSD data services fare side-by-side GloMobile’s GPRS offerings? Well, I should know, seeing that I have used both extensively over time. I will not be comparing WAP services here, as they are pretty limited in use to the business person, but full data services giving you access to the Web, email and […]