Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MTN NIGERIA INTRODUCES SIMPLE SURF HOURLY INTERNET PLANS

Before now, GSM Network providers in Nigeria offer various internet plans but with data cap. But this story changed when MTN Nigeria introduced new internet subscription plans called "Simple Surf HOURLY INTERNET PLANS" that enables users pay per time usage instead of the volume of data consumed.

MTN Simple Surf is a new range of hourly based internet bundle plans that give you total control of your internet time. With MTN Simple Surf you only pay for the time spent on the internet and not the volume of data consumed.

You can select from a variety of flexible MTN Simple Surf plans from as low as 2hrs to 300hrs, all on the network with the widest data coverage in Nigeria.

This is really great especially for heavy data users. Below are the plans available on the service.

BUNDLE PLANVALIDITY PERIODPRICINGKEYWORD
2 HOURS2 DAYSN2502H
20 HOURS7 DAYSN1,50020H
100 HOURS30 DAYSN5,000100H
300 HOURS90 DAYSN13,000300H

To activate your preferred bundle plan, text the keyword to 131 or Go to the interface on your Fastlink modem and select from a variety of flexible MTN Simple Surf plans.

MTN NIGERIA SELECTS ZTE TO UPGRADE AND EXPAND ITS 2G/3G NETWORKS IN NIGERIA

ZTE says that it has signed a contract with the MTN Nigeria to upgrade and expand its GSM/UMTS networks in Nigeria.

As part of the agreement, ZTE will help MTN Nigeria modernize and expand its mobile network in two of the country's most economically developed regions (including 8 states) by providing its SDR-based Uni-RAN solution.

ZTE claims that network operating expenses can be reduced by more than 50 per cent and the total cost of ownership saving over 7 years will be reach 40 per cent after modernization.

"ZTE will provide a seamless cutting-edge network solution to MTN, The company will continue to strive to improve the quality of the Nigerian network." said ZTE VP Xu Ming.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

MOBITEL NIGERIA LAUNCHES BROADBAND POWERED COMPUTER LAB CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE

As part of Mobitel Nigeria Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, Mobitel has entered into partnership with House on the Rock Lagos on a broadband powered Computer Lab Initiative.

House on the Rock, a metropolitan faith based organization through the Lagos State Ministry of Education has embarked on a social initiative to equip 100 schools in Lagos State with State of the art computer labs by 2015 at 25 Schools per year.

Mobitel is partnering with House on the Rock to furnish each of the labs with broadband Internet connectivity. This entails the provision of one indoor unit with yearly subscription to each lab alongside technical support and other value added services.

This initiative was launched today in 16 of the beneficiary school labs for the first year of this initiative which have been built, furnished and ready for use. The schools include:

1. Dolphin Senior High School, Ebete – Elefun
2. Government Girls Senior School, Keffi Ikoyi
3. Isale-Eko Senior High School, Lagos Island
4. Okesuna Junior High School, Lagos Island
5. Lafiaji Junior High School, Lagos Island
6. New Era Girls Senior High School, Surulere
7. Wesley Girls Junior High School, Yaba
8. Iponri Estate Junior High School, Iponri, Surulere
9. Ransome Kuti Senior High School, Empire, Surulere
10. Surulere Senior Girls High School, Ojuelegba
11. Igo-Owu Senior High School, Ilasamaja, Mushin
12. Ewutuntun Senior High School, Mafoluku Oshodi
13. Wesley Senior Girls High School, Yaba
14. Isolo Comprehensive Junior High School, Aswani , Isolo
15. Ilupeju Grammar Schools, Ilupeju, Oshodi
16. Eva Adelaja Senior Girls High School, Bariga

This is a furtherance of their drive to support knowledge based initiatives amongst youths as has been earlier demonstrated through Mobitel support for the Kuramo School L4L Project. L4L which stands for Laptops For Learning, is a consortium assembled by the Nigeria-Britain Association to deliver on the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) global initiative. It is implemented in partnership with the Lagos State Government on a Public Private Social Partnership and we are providing broadband access to drive the project.

Besides showing itself as a good Corporate Citizen, Mobitel by these CSR initiatives hopes to empower the next generation with access to information that will enable them make better decisions, review their lifestyle in line with global trends and reach their potentials in life.

All of this ties into their mission statement of innovatively using broadband to improve African Socio-economic life.