Friday, May 25, 2018

MTN Ghana 3.5G for the public soon

MTN Ghana announced the launch of their 3.5G network in January 2009. I have noticed that their 3.5G coverage in Accra is patchy but even where there is coverage, I have...

My Mobile Life: A Life of Business and Pleasure

This article essentially seeks to review two contrasting Nokia phones, with the view of highlighting the major attributes of both devices respectively. Many mobile phones attempt to do everything from simple texting,...

GSA welcomes UMTS deployment on 900MHz band

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has welcomed the decision by the European Parliament to accept the amendment of the GSM Directive to allow UMTS (WCDMA-HSPA) technology to be deployed in...

Why I prefer Zain to MTN

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...

Nigeria: Value Added Services are here to stay

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...

Vodafone Ghana, Huawei Sign $120 Million 3G Technology Agreement

Vodafone Ghana has signed a $120 million technical agreement with Huawei Technologies Company Ltd to provide 3G technology for its Onetouch mobile service. Mr. David Venn, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Telecom...

Is Africa Ready For 3G?

Next-generation cell phone networks are arriving in Africa, a region some carriers view as an enormous business opportunity, despite widespread poverty. Two weeks ago, carrier Multi-Links Telecommunications flipped the switch on a...

Mobile Phone Technologies In Africa

Much of the technology available globally is also available in Africa. Thus, the information here might apply elsewhere. Our prime focus though is Africa. First Generation of Mobile Telephony (1G) These basically...

Africa’s Booming Mobile Markets: Can The Growth Curve Continue?

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...