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 […]

A spotlight on the Esoko platform and apps

API team with partners from Nigeria & Sudan

Esoko is an agricultural market information platform. It takes advantage of the explosive growth of mobile communication services in Africa. Managed on the web and delivered via mobile, individuals, agri-business, government and projects use Esoko to collect and send out market data using simple text messaging.

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 […]

Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

Happy Esokoninis

Esoko was founded in 2005 as TradeNet by Mark Davies, who also founded BusyInternet years ago. TradeNet was rebranded as Esoko in April 2009 and its investors are: Jim Forster, the International Finance Corporation, and the Soros Economic Development Fund.

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 […]

ICTWorks Interview: Oluniyi on ICT4Dev, E-Commerce, Mobile Phones, Web Hosting in Africa

I granted the following video interview to ICTWorks.org in January 2011, and spoke about ICT for development, mobile communications, e-commerce, web hosting in Africa. Enjoy.

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 […]

Free Super Broadband in Accra Mall, Ghana

MainOne is offering a free broadband promo in Accra Mall from 14th to 26th March 2011.

MainOne “Feel The Impact” broadband promo for Accra Ghana MainOne Cable Company is set to launch a free broadband promo from  14th to 26th March inside Accra Mall, in collaboration with a local partner BusyInternet. The promo is similar to what they unleashed in The Palms Mall Lekki Nigeria in December 2010. The promo is […]

Free Super Broadband @ The Palms, Lekki

Testing MainOne submarine cable system from Lekki Nigeria

I am now headed back to my abode after a day at The Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki Nigeria. I had stumbled on a Facebook update from MainOne Cable just yesterday offering free broadband via Wi-Fi and so this dawn, I set-off to take “undue” advantage of the free broadband service. I was more excited […]