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 […]

MTN Nigeria, SAT3 Woes, IT convergence & Why West Africa needs more sub-marine connectivity

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 […]

Free Midnight Calls: Are they worth it?

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[ed] free midnight calls in one form or the other. These networks include MTN, Celtel, glo mobile in Nigeria as well Tigo, MTN, Kasapa and […]

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 […]

MTN Nigeria and RIM Launch BlackBerry Solution; BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry 8700g now available in Nigeria

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 Nigeria.

Cellular Networks now Lottery Companies, A Case of Misplaced Priorities

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 […]

MTN Callertunez and Glo Mobile Blackberry

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 […]