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MTN Ghana secures $276m syndicated loan to expand operations

Mobile operator, MTN Ghana has secured a $276 million Stanbic Bank-led syndicated loan from 16 local banks and four foreign banks, the company announced May 16, 2012. The loan, the telecoms firm indicated will be used to expand its network especially its 3G. The local banks are providing MTN an …

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Airtel Ghana, Rancard launch online store

Mobile telecoms company, Airtel Ghana and software developer, Rancard Solutions have launched an online store, a press release from Airtel has said. According to Airtel, the store known as Airtel Money Market which runs on Rancard’s Rendezvous Technology product is aimed at providing additional channels for Airtel Money customers and …

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Government to hold discussions with funding agencies to support ICT project

The government will soon hold discussions with funding agencies to the support the Ministry of Science and Environment’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) programme to produce about 100,000 laptop computers to be distributed to students free of charge. Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, Deputy Minister of Science and Environment, said it was …

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VRA fails to appear in court over sale of Ghana Telecom

Officials of Volta River Authority (VRA) scheduled to give evidence over the sale of 70 per cent shares in Ghana Telecom to Vodafone International failed to appear in court on Tuesday. However, in a letter to the Commercial Division of an Accra Fast Track High Court, read by the Presiding …

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Tigo Ghana launches voice chat service

Tigo Ghana has launched a new voice based entertainment product, the Tigo Voice Chat Service, an interactive service that grants subscribers the opportunity to interact vocally in chat rooms. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, the new Tigo Voice Chat offers subscribers the option to choose …

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Sale of Ghana’s fibre optic to Vodafone in court

The Commercial Division of the Accra Fast Track High Court will today hear evidence from the Volta River Authority (VRA) on how much the country lost through the ceding of its fibre optic backbone during the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone. Mr Bright Akwetey, counsel for six members of …

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ITU launches 2nd Young Innovators Competition for entrepreneurs

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched the second edition of its Young Innovators Competition. This is to give young, talented social entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend the UN agency’s key global networking and knowledge sharing event – the ITU Telecom World 2012. The competition also gives entrepreneurs the chance …

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Glo Mobile guarantees fast data, internet growth in Ghana

Data and internet is the future of telecoms in Africa and remains a veritable tool that will drive socio-economic development on the Continent, Chief Operating Officer of Glo Mobile Ghana, George Andah has said. According to Andah, Glo Mobile Ghana has invested in cutting-edge technology that provides customers with jet-speed …

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Telecoms companies welcome NCA’s international call audit

Telecoms operators in the country have welcomed the move by the National Communication Authority (NCA) to audit all call data records (CDR) to ensure that what each company reports monthly is exactly how many minutes of international call came through their respective networks. Director of Regulatory Administration of the NCA, …

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MTN, Airtel, Glo fined millions of dollars for poor quality service in Nigeria , more than they were fined in Ghana

MTN, Glo Mobile, Airtel and Etisalat have been fined a total of over $7.4 million in Nigeria for poor quality of service in the months of April and May, 2012. Reports from Nigeria said the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) slapped the fines on the four operators on Thursday, May 11, 2012 …

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