Posts Tagged ‘mtn nigeria’
Is Kenya beating Nigeria in Internet Business Opportunities?
Monday, March 15th, 2010

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 review the reasons listed in the blog post as to why the author is of the view that Kenya leads Nigeria in Internet Business opportunities. 1. ...  [Read more]

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]

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The Internet is a very powerful medium of communication. IP protocol (the backbone technology of the Internet) allows just about any data to be encoded and transmitted from node to the other. Riding on this power and ubiquity, many means of communication in today's world are now increasingly relying on the Internet. Projections are that all communication would be routed through the Internet, in future. It is thus not much of a surprise to me ...  [Read more]

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Making a phone call is something that many people take for granted. Yet millions in rural villages around the world simply do not have easy or affordable access to a telephone. The Village Phone concept was developed precisely to help extend access to telecommunications beyond the urban areas. Started by GrameenPhone in Bangladesh -- a client of IFC, IFC is now working with MTN (also an IFC client) and other partners to replicate the Village ...  [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: Web Site: ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Free midnight calls as offered by cellular network operators have been around for a few years now. Thanks to competition, just about every major cellular network in Ghana and Nigeria offer free midnight calls in one form or the other. These networks include MTN, Celtel, glo mobile in Nigeria as well Tigo, MTN, Kasapa and Onetouch in Ghana. The free midnight calls basically enable subscribers to make network calls for free or in some cases, for ...  [Read more]

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

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 via VSAT using foreign ISPs or using NITEL's direct access to the SAT3 cable. ...  [Read more]

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

MTN Nigeria and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) recently announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, offering customers the BlackBerry® Pearl™ and BlackBerry® 8700g smartphones for the first time in ...  [Read more]

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Cynicism is not a part of me as I always allow room, give issues the benefit of the doubt, before forming a perception. One of the latest trends by cellular operators in Nigeria is offer lottery-like offers for subscribers, and also trying to win new subscribers to their network. There is nothing wrong with offering promos here-and-there, from time to time - but when a cellular network makes a pre-occupation out of offering millions of Naira, ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Telecom giant MTN is known across the continent as a big/smart player in the mobile telecommunications industry. They are very innovative and always at the front edge of introducing the latest technologies and value-added-services. MTN introduced Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBT) in South Africa, and branded it "MTN CallerTunez". The service basically allows your callers to hear a tune you have selected when they call, instead of the usual buzz ...  [Read more]