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MTN plans to roll out 4G LTE services to Selected Nigerian States in July

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MTN will be launching its 4G LTE Network in selected
Nigerian cities in July. They are going to do this by using the 800MHz
frequency they secured from CDMA network, Visafone earlier this year. At the end of
this year, they should have about 1,500 LTE sites transmitted with fibre
optics cables.
According to MTN CEO, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, Visafone subscribers
will port to the MTN network so they can clean up their
frequency and launch the LTE services.

The chosen cities for this launch have been selected as a result of
MTN’s analysis of data usage across the country. They haven’t disclosed what cities these are so we’ll just have to wait and
see.
While it’s great that a top Telecommunications mobile network is releasing LTE services in
Nigeria, I’m just wondering why they didn’t release this
earlier. Nigeria is definitely one of their largest markets but it seems they
Think quite low about us.

MTN already launched LTE services in other
countries like Cameroon Rwanda and Uganda when Nigeria has more MTN subscribers than the 3 countries put together, they’ve finally “decided” to launch here.
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I know, maybe the whole friction & feud with the NCC left MTN a bit sore,
but still. I’m just wondering if this has to do with the launch of Ntel which launched their LTE service in April , and they don’t want to
be left behind. Other Networks will have to join Soon to keep up with the pace. This will probably mark the evolution of 4g in Nigeria

Let’s see how MTN pulls
this off, shall we?

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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9mobile Free Whatsapp – How To Quickly Activate The New Plan

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9mobile has just launched a new 9mobile Free Whatsapp service that let’s their subscribers use the popular instant messaging services for free.

9mobile Free Whatsapp service

This is quite interesting I must say

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Especially when I remember the amount of data whatsapp gulps from my subscription every month.

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Almost 4GB every month probably because I have tons of contacts and clients I need to keep in touch with. I’d say the 9mobile free whatsapp offer is actually not bad.

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But the question is this –

Is the 9mobile free whatsapp offer totally free?

Well the answer to that is No, it’s not. You would need to have another active data bundle before you can use the free whatsapp which means your data would be subtracted for every other thing you do apart from whatsapp usage.

How To Activate The 9mobile Free Whatsapp Service

If you are a 9mobile customer, you can simply subscribe using *200*3*1#

According to 9mobile, The WhatsApp offer is certainly a novel one as it allows their customers to put their data to other uses while they enjoy chatting and bonding with friends and loved ones on WhatsApp for free.

The offer also empowers customers to promote their businesses using WhatsApp as data which would have been used up on WhatsApp can now be used for other things with the free WhatsApp offer by 9mobile..

What do you think?

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See List Of Countries With The Cheapest Data Plans , You Won’t Believe Where Nigeria Is

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Normally when it comes to cheap data plans I always tell people that Nigeria is one of the countries with the cheapest data plans in the world and I haven’t been too far from the truth. Take a look at at this graph from Statista.

Countries With The Cheapest Data

Countries with the cheapest data plans

Nigeria ranks 4th in the list of selected countries with the cheapest data plans.

While a gigabyte of data would set Italian smartphone users back $1.73, the same amount would cost $2.22 in Nigeria, $2.99 in France, $6.66 in the United Kingdom and $6.96 in Germany. Costs are even higher in North America where they average $12.02 in Canada and $12.38 in the United States.

So should we give our Network Providers some accolades for giving us the cheapest data plans in the world?

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Nope. Definitely not worth a standing ovation especially if you check the fact that we have one of the slowest 4G speeds in the world.

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Nigeria’s top 4G speed is placed between 9.5Mbps and 16.2Mbps, while Algeria’s slowest speed of 2.6Mbps is the worst in the world.

However here’s the plot twist, the country with the slowest 4G speed – Algeria’s top download speed of 16.4Mbps still beat the fastest speeds in Thailand (11.7Mbps), India (14.6Mbps) and Nigeria (16.2Mbps).

Now I feel they only deserve the accolades for constantly zapping our data. Nevertheless I feel ISP’s in Nigeria can definitely do better than this.

Cable.co.uk also revealed a more comprehensive list.

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