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Most Efficient Network for the Blackberry Internet Service in Nigeria [A Review]

Number of Locations covered in the Review = 1 (One)
Locations covered in the Review = Calabar in Cross River State, Nigeria.

Nigeria has 5 (five) GSM networks, namely (in no particular order); Zain Nigeria, Globacom Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, MTel Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria.

The quality of the Blackberry Internet Service on these networks was thoroughly tested and reviewed with regards to; GPRS Presence, EDGE Presence, 3G Presence, Overall Data Network Speed (24hrs/day) and Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average).

ZAIN NIGERIA
GPRS Presence: Yes
EDGE Presence: Yes
3G Presence: No
Overall Data Network Speed (24hrs/day): Fast from 00:00hrs (midnight) to 07:00hrs. Very slow and almost impossible to browse the web from 10:00hrs to 20:00hrs. Average Speed from 21:00hrs up till midnight.
Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average of 30days): 22 days

GLOBACOM NIGERIA
GPRS Presence: Yes
EDGE Presence: Yes
3G Presence: No
Overall Data Network Speed (24hrs/day): Rocket Fast from 00:00hrs (midnight) to 08:00hrs. Average speeds throughout the afternoons and evenings. Speed is above average at night.
Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average): 19 – 20 days

MTN NIGERIA
GPRS Presence: Yes
EDGE Presence: Yes
3G Presence: Yes [Very Few Selected Areas]
Overall Data Network Speed (24hrs/day): Very Fast from 00:00hrs (midnight) to 07:30hrs. An average speed throughout the remaining part of the day. However, it does get very fast intermittently.
Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average of 30 days): 29.5 days

MTEL NIGERIA
GPRS Presence: No
EDGE Presence: No
3G Presence: No
Overall Data Network Speed (24hrs/day): NIL
Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average of 30 days): NIL

ETISALAT NIGERIA
GPRS Presence: Yes
EDGE Presence: Yes
3G Presence: No
Data Network Speed (24hrs/day): Very Fast from 00:00hrs (midnight) to 08:00hrs. Averagely fast during the afternoons up till night.
Total Data Network Availability (Monthly Average of 30 days): 20 days

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About Eta Uso Jr

You won't be wrong in defining me as a combination of creativity, humility and discipline. People say I am Young, Smart and Incredibly Intelligent. An outstanding Electrical / Electronic Engineer with a Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Computing. Also possessing great passion for Information Technology and an ever active Delegate at the yearly GITEX Technology Week, Dubai, UAE - The Middle-East's most prestigious Information Technology event.

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10 thoughts on “Most Efficient Network for the Blackberry Internet Service in Nigeria [A Review]

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    Posted by Jeaseol | February 9, 2012, 12:14 pm
  2. please i want you to help me out with this qusetion
    unlike MTN is blackberry.net
    GLO is glosucer
    then the one of etisalat is what ?

    Posted by ND | May 8, 2012, 12:04 pm
  3. please do u know the etisalat proxy host and proxy port

    Posted by kk | May 30, 2012, 12:34 pm
  4. looking for how 2 make free cal on any netwrk

    Posted by mine | June 6, 2012, 4:41 pm
  5. Thank u for impacting us with ur knowledge. I wanted to know if airtel supports 2G network in blackberry phones like 8830?

    Posted by michael imoisili | August 6, 2012, 6:29 pm

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