Gremlins hold MTN internet server hostage

Yesterday evening, a gang of nasty gremlins launched an attack on MTN Nigeria’s packet data service, rendering it unusable. Till this moment, trying to get a connection on the MTN 3G and GPRS networks has been more difficult than pushing a camel through the eye of a needle.

We are talking over 24 hours of unusable service to data subscribers. Hopefully, this nightmare will be over when the sun rises tomorrow.

Mister Mobility

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6 thoughts on “Gremlins hold MTN internet server hostage

  • March 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    No wonder! I have been wondering what the heck was going on. Getting access has been hell & I have a mountain of work and deadlines to meet. As I speak, I am at a cafe – can’t remember when last – and it has been frustrating. I have spent 3 hours doing 30 mins work! Not funny!!!

  • March 27, 2009 at 9:43 am


    I have been burning my candle at both ends, using Glo prepaid internet as a backup right now. It is sad. As I type this, the problem is yet unsolved.

    3 hours doing 30 minutes work? Oh, dear…

  • May 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Has anyone noticed? The gremlins seem to have been dislodged from MTN’s server, and the y’hellow connection is more stable and reliable now.

  • May 5, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Yomi I dont really think so…They might be back or still lingering as I have had unreliable service for the past couple of days!

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