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, […]

Roaming Into Nigeria

Lagos Island, Nigeria

I had to visit home again after a long time away, in October 2004. I had nothing to worry about. It would be like I was still in my country of residence. Armed with my notebook computer, a VISA debit card, few personal effects, and of course, my good old Nokia 7250i, I set off […]

Spacefon Areeba's GPRS. A Review.

Nokia 7250i

Ghana’s premier and leading GSM network, Spacefon Areeba soft-launched its GPRS offering and made it available to a few subscribers, on a beta test. The author is oppurtuned to be among the selected few. This article seeks to a sneak preview into what is coming. Acquiring the service Spacefon Areeba announced on Joy FM’s Super […]

Interconnect Clog Ghana's Telecom Terrain

Ghana Telecom

LIKE Nigeria, interconnection problem is a source of worry for telecommunications operators and subscribers in Ghana. The country has about five operators with one of them offering both GSM and fixed line services. They are Ghana Telecom, the state operator which offers both GSM and fixed services; Scancom, the leading GSM operator with its Spacefon […]