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9Mobile In Trouble Again As New Owners ‘Teleology’ Pull Out Of Telco

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The new owners of 9mobile, Teleology Holdings, have reportedly withdrawn from further participation in the 9mobile project according to exclusive reports from an insider.

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Teleology acquired 9mobile, formerly knows as Etisalat, in November 2018 — about eight months after it made an initial $500million non-refundable deposit to acquire the telco, and a cumulative 10 months after the takeover was billed to have been finalized.

Teleology Holdings, a special purpose vehicle comprising telecom industry veterans and led by Adrian Wood, pioneer Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, eventually won the final bid — ahead of Airtel, Globacom, Smile, Helios.

Teleology Holdings’ successful bid for 9mobile was due largely to the quality of its proposed seven-man management team led by Wood and was approved by the NCC Technical Evaluation Committee, the 13-member bank lending syndicate as well as the acquisition finance provider, Afreximbank.

HOWEVER, IT WAS GATHERED FROM REPORTS THAT TELEOLOGY HOLDINGS HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ACTIONS TAKEN OUTSIDE OF THE AGREED BUSINESS PLAN, SINCE TAKEOVER, MOST IMPORTANT OF WHICH IS HOW IT HAS BEEN BLOCKED FROM CONCLUDING A MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT WITH THE LOCAL JOINT VENTURE, TELEOLOGY NIGERIA LIMITED.

THE MANAGEMENT SERVICES CONTRACT WOULD HAVE ENABLED TELEOLOGY HOLDINGS AND ITS TEAM OF EXPERTS OVERSEE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ITS ELABORATE BUSINESS PLANS INCLUDING FUNDING PROPOSALS — BUT THAT SO FAR BEEN IMPOSSIBLE.

Wood is understood to have resigned from the boards of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (trading as 9mobile) as well as Teleology Nigeria Limited and has already communicated his current disenchantment with the 9Mobile project to his confidants in Teleology.

ACCORDING TO WOODS, 9MOBILE IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A REVOLUTIONARY MOBILE NETWORK THAT COULD BE THE PRIDE OF NIGERIA. Unfortunately, IT APPEARS THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. WE NOW MUST STAND DOWN FROM FURTHER WORK ON THE 9MOBILE PROJECT.”

9mobile woes appear to continue and we pray it surpasses all these challenges.

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.

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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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