Posts Tagged ‘wap’
Nigeria: Value Added Services are here to stay
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

In June 2005, Mobile Africa published an article in which Mr. Tayo Ajakaye raised issues (and some very valid ones too) about the quality of value added services being provided by GSM network operators (see: Value Added Services: Who Uses Them? I followed that article with a rejoinder, RE: Value Added Services: Who Uses Them?, in which I faulted Mr. Ajakaiye's argument, though I agreed with him that quality of service needed (and gasp - still ...  [Read more]

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Tayo Ajakaye's article titled Value Added Services: Who Uses Them? took a critical look at the value-added services being provided by network operators in Nigeria. I found it interesting reading, and also quite agree with him that more often than not those services leave a lot to be desired. I know. I have been at the receiving end of poor delivery of those services. However, that article gives the impression that the right thing for those ...  [Read more]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

A vital part of any business venture is customer care, also referred to in various circles as after-sales support. The idea is that almost anyone can sell a product and then take the next bus out of town. Customer support can make a world of a difference in the operations of any organisation, especially telecoms operations. In this saddening in this light to observe that a significant number of GSM operators in Nigeria only pay lip service ...  [Read more]

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

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 characteristics and they relate to other services in a completely different way. They ...  [Read more]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

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 FTP etc. Getting Started On MTN, you only need pay a one-time fee of N1,500 to be signed up for Enhanced Data and Fax. This is ...  [Read more]

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Africa's mobile markets have expanded rapidly in recent years, with mobile penetration levels now far outstripping those of fixed-lines across most of the continent. But can this growth be sustained? And what are the prospects for further fixed-line sector growth? Mobile Mania Mobile telephony is now firmly entrenched as the predominant mode of telephony in almost every African nation. By 2001 mobile subscriber numbers had increased at such a ...  [Read more]

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

The need for Nigeria to bridge the digital divide and improve internet penetration has been discussed for years. The need is immense and it looks like our leaders are yet to really identify any clear means of doing so. My opinion is that the coming of GSM mobile technology to our shores about 3 years ago opened up a new vista that can help bridge that chasm significantly and speedily. The American Model Mobile data is not a big hit in the US ...  [Read more]