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 acquired and became Celtel. Now, with the parent company of Celtel harmonising its various operations, Celtel Nigeria becomes...

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 to say that browsing via packet data (GPRS/EDGE, and for now 3G/3.5G) is currently being billed at between...

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. Both networks are also claiming 1.5million subscribers on their respective networks. The competition is good, if not carried...

RE: Value Added Services: Who Uses Them?

This article was originally published in June 2005 Tayo Ajakaye’s article titled Value Added Services: Who Uses Them? took a critical look at the value-added services being provided by network operators in Nigeria. I found it interesting reading, and also quite agree with him that...

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 voice and data. In layman’s terms, that’s having your voice, SMS, and internet needs met on one single...

Tel.Me T910 review

Tel.Me T910 Review

I first came across the Tel.Me T910 in an advert in a national daily and thought I liked the looks, so I ran a search on Google and came up with the official web site for Tel.Me (Tel.Me Telecom & Media Products GmbH), an Austria-based...