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Nigeria operator marketshare June 2014

Glo Nigeria achieves 90% 3G coverage; reclaims number 2 spot

Locally-owned telco, Globacom Nigeria, has reclaimed the number 2 spot that it yielded to Airtel some months ago. According to NCC’s information, Globacom now has a 2m active subscriber lead on Airtel. Glo now has 27,327,646 active subscribers, while Airtel trails in 3rd place with 25,302,160. Glo embarked on a network expansion move recently, which […]

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Wireless Networks

Quick Facts about Bitflux, winner of the 2.3 GHz spectrum auction

Recently, an entity called Bitflux won the 2.3GHz spectrum license auction to provide wholesale wireless broadband in Nigeria, beating Globacom to the prize. We thought some of our readers would be interested in a few facts about the relatively unknown Bitflux Communications Limited: 1. Bitflux Communications is a consortium set up to bid for the […]

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What has Globacom done with the SNO license in 8 years?

Edition 592 of carries an opinion piece on news that Bitflux Communications Ltd and Globacom Ltd are the two firms which have been pre-qualified by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as approved bidders for the impending 2.3 GHz Spectrum Auction. The 2.3 GHz spectrum licence is for the provision of wholesale broadband service in […]

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These LTE phones are available in Nigeria already

With Smile Communications’ planned 4G LTE Lagos launch, the question began that began to bug me was, “What LTE phones that are compatible with their service are there in the market right now?” I hunted around and found LTE Maps, a website that lists LTE Bands by country. If that source is correct, Smile is […]

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Glo Brand Ambassadors

Does the telecoms brand ambassadors thing even work?

It has become very fashionable for GSM service providers to select certain well known faces to act as brand ambassadors, a role which no doubt comes with ample remuneration. This is usually done as a way of capturing the mindshare of customers who would associate these celebrities with the GSM companies and in turn would […]

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Smile launches 4G broadband in Uganda. Whither Nigeria?

I am not going to stop saying it: we need faster and more reliable internet access in Nigeria. We need 4G broadband. We have been generally treated to excuses for broadband, and it is time that someone stepped up to the plate to make a difference. I do not want to believe that it is […]

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Mobile Broadband

Mo’s Best Mobile Internet Service Providers – May 2013

I keep getting requests from mobile subscribers who want to know which is the best mobile internet service provider in the country. If there ever was a tough question, this one is it. I may not be in a position to decide which is the best in a blanket manner, but I can give you […]

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Share Your Mobile Number Porting Experiences

Mobile number portability has been here for a little while now, and I know a few individuals who have ported or attempted porting. None of them have had a trouble-free experience. Jesse, whose porting from Airtel to Etisalat took eight days of going back and forth, has a few things to say. Besides the porting […]

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Data Auto-Renew: Really In Whose Interest?

In a bid to make life easy for customers/ subscribers/ clients (you get the gist) AND also help themselves keep making money (obviously), businesses come up with several ways of keeping those customers patronising their services. This thinking is what informed features like “direct debit” for PayTV and “Auto-Renewal” for data plans by Telcos. A […]

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Who will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband in Nigeria?

LTE – Long Term Evolution – is considered by many to be the obvious successor to the current generation of UMTS 3G technology and delivers a theoretical maximum download speed of 37.5 mbps. Compare that to the 21 mbps theoretical top speed that current HSPA+ (3.75G) networks offer and you have an idea of the […]

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If Your Glo Line Keeps Deducting Your Airtime For Internet Usage

Have you ever put your Globacom SIM card in a new smartphone, but found out that though you are subscribed to a data plan and have the proper GloFlat APN configuration on your device, you are still being billed for internet usage from your airtime? I have had this experience on a few Android and […]

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