234next reports in a news item this morning that Kuwait-based telecom company Zain Group has announced its intentions to sell off its African mobile networks.
If this happens, we can expect another change of name, and another round of re-configuration for internet services (no!) on the 0802/0808 network.
0802/0808 started out in Nigeria as Econet Wireless, transitted to Vodacom for a brief stinct, then to Vmobile, on to Celtel, and now Zain. What’s next? The plot thickens, surely.
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