On the heels of MTN’s announcement of bundle data packages has come complaints from a wide range of users that the supposedly 50mb package delivers much less…

MTN cheating subscribers on 50mb daily bundle?

On the heels of MTN’s announcement of bundle data packages has come complaints from a wide range of users that the supposedly 50mb package delivers much less…

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Trying Out Video Calling On The MTN 3G Network

Yesterday afternoon, members of the Alireta mobility team tried out a video call on the MTN network. The call was initiated on a Samsung i780 from Ikeja,…

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Mobile Tools enhance events management processes

Last weekend, Alireta Nigeria Limited was in charge of various aspects of a classy wedding ceremony and reception in Lagos. From the design and production of the…

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MTN announces GPRS/EDGE/3G/3.5G data packages

MTN has finally released details of its data packages and tariffs. In a pleasant turn, the Yellow network has made provision for both Postpaid and Prepaid subscribers…

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MTN packet data now officially 15 kobo per kilobyte

A few days ago, I posted that MTN data rates had dropped. Tests run by members of the MN team confirmed the reduction, and suggested that the…

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From Celtel to Zain; GPRS further restricted

In the beginning, there was Econet Wireless. Then, the operator became Vodacom for a brief stint, before metamorphosing into Vmobile. Not too long after, the operator was…

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MTN reduces GPRS/EDGE tariffs?

At first, it was a tip-off from a reader. Then we set out to verify this, and by conducting a series of browsing tests, we are able…

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CDMA giants, Reltel, Starcomms in battle for supremacy

The last few weeks has seen CDMA mobile giants Reltel Wireless and Starcoms running media campaigns – both claiming to be the largest CDMA network in Nigeria….

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1 out of every 4 mobile lines in nigeria dormant

The Nigerian Comunications comission has stated that 24% of GSM lines and 27% of CDMA lines in the country are dormant as at the end of March…

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Mobile Broadband

Bridging The Internet Divide In Africa with mobile data

This article was originally published in March 2005 under the same title, Bridging The Internet Divide In Africa with mobile data. The need for Nigeria to bridge…

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WiMax: broadband internet and mobility

For those who are in need of reliable internet services and mobility is a factor, WiMax services are currently available in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. WiMax is…

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Nokia releases updated S60 Touch UI demo

Nokia has released an updated video of its upcoming S60 Touch UI (user interface). There’s no doubt that this was inspired by the much loved, much-hated iPhone….

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What happened to convergence?

I have been an advocate of convergence for years, and I have been very vocal about it. When I say “convergence” I mean the convergence of mobile…

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Using Palm Blazer (Web browser) on Reltel Wireless

The Treo 700p that Reltel packaged for its subscribers is a Sprint-customised device. It carries the U.S. carrier’s logo, name and branding on both its hardware and…

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Mtel

Mtel GPRS is ready!

NITEL’s mobile subsidiary, Mtel, says that it has put in place GPRS technology on their GSM network and are planning to switch it on March ending!! I…

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