Airtel Ghana upgrades network for faster broadband

Airtel Ghana speedtest

Airtel, Ghana’s second national operator announced an upgrade of its cellular network to a newer/faster mobile broadband technology called 3.75G earlier this week. 3.75G, otherwise known as HSPA+, is the latest iteration of the 3G mobile broadband technology. The launch makes Airtel the pioneer of 3.75G in Ghana, and the fastest mobile broadband service in […]

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?

A BlackBerry Curve 8900

…You can thus understand how frustrating it has been in the past 10 days that I have been without the full benefits of my BlackBerry smartphone. Most personal emails remain unread, I’m struggling with a piling workload, over 150 comments are pending moderation on my personal blog alone, I’m out of touch with friends I normally chat with regularly.

MNP in Ghana: over 6,000 mobile subscribers ported so far

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) launched in Ghana on 7th July 2011, enabling mobile subscribers to move from one mobile network to another, whilst still retaining their full mobile number. It has generated some buzz in the Ghana’s mobile communications sector with all the mobile providers offering mouth-watering incentives to woo subscribers from other networks whilst […]

Ghanaian mobile operators woo customers to port to their network, via the web

A screenshot of move2airtel website

Following the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana on 7th July 2011, the mobile networks all launched campaigns geared towards enticing mobile subscribers to port to their network. Newspaper ads, radio jingles and TV ads have taken the lead but since the internet is slowing going mainstream in Ghana, the leading mobile networks […]

MTN Ghana introduces data packages to prepaid customers

MTN

It appears MTN failed to sufficiently communicate the new packages to its mobile broadband subscribers, early enough. Users have lost their airtime because they simply loaded airtime and continued browsing as usual, without actually subscribing to any data packages. Thus they were billed at the very high tariffs that MTN now charges outside the packages.

Meet WACS, the latest submarine cable into Africa

Active and planned African submarine cables as of May 2011

In case you missed the memo, Africa is rising. Having been largely ignored in the development of the Internet, things have been changing rapidly in the past decade with telecommunication companies forming alliances with financial institutions to bring serious data connectivity into Africa, and with it, lots of potential for prosperity. You can thus understand […]

MTN Ghana’s lofty broadband promise

MTN Ghana

I was a bit amused by a bold promise from MTN Ghana’s Facebook update recently: Dear All Thank you for your commendations .We are working hard to even give you much more better coverage for both voice and data services Indeed, MTN’s USD 90 million West African Cable System (WACS), the biggest in Africa, has […]

My 3 top annoyances with using a BlackBerry

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Note: the information I am sharing below is based on my personal experience only. Other BlackBerry users in better circumstances might not experience all or any of the annoyances elucidated in this blog post. The BlackBerry is a great smartphone, no doubt. Along with the device comes a bouquet of services that keep a user […]

A look at Vodafone’s BlackBerry Internet Service offer

Vodafone Ghana offers BlackBerry Internet Service

Vodafone launched its Blackberry services a few weeks ago, targetted at individuals, small businesses and large enterprises in Ghana. The telco announced BlackBerry service packages that were different from that of its main competitors – MTN and Zain. Currently, both MTN and Zain offer very similar BlackBerry services. They both offer a flat monthly fee. […]

South Africa 2010: Meet AfricaUnited

MTN is an official sponsor of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

MTN, the leading cellular network in Africa, is an official sponsor of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. They have been leveraging their pan-African presence with ads & promos all geared towards increasing their market share. Since MTN is pan-African, supporting a particular national team would make no sense. Thus, AfricaUnited is born. AfricaUnited is […]