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Mobile money service providers register 60 million customers worldwide – GSMA

At least, sixty million customers have registered for mobile money services globally, according to the 2011 Global Mobile Money Adoption Survey released by the GSMA May 9, 2012. This number of customers was recorded as at June 30, 2011. “The 52 mobile money service providers who participated in our survey …

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Ghana earns $64m from in-bound international calls to mobile in 2011

The mobile telecommunications business is big. In 2010 alone the five mobile phone companies operating in Ghana made a combined profit of GH¢1 billion, approximately $600 million. Last year, 2011, Ghana generated $64 million from taxes on in-bound international calls, the Director of Regulatory Administration at the National Communication Authority …

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Tigo Ghana gets new boss

Tigo Ghana has been assigned a new General Manager (GM) by the Millicom Group and he is due to arrive in Ghana in about a month, Adom News sources have revealed. The new GM, Adil El Youssefi, who has been General Manager of Millicom Chad since January last year, would …

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Ghana NCA to audit international call records of telecoms companies

The National Communication Authority has said in the next three months it would carry out Revenue Assurance Audits of all the monthly call data reports (CDR) of the telecoms companies presented to the NCA to ensure that the number of minutes of international calls they report was accurate. Director of …

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MTN Mobile Money can be used to purchase airline tickets on Starbow

Mobile provider, MTN Ghana says it has expanded its Mobile Money service, making it possible for passengers of domestic airline, Starbow to purchase air tickets with the service. MTN announced the service expansion during a meeting with journalists in Ho, in the Volta region, a press release issued by the …

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Tigo pledges to make life easier for Ghanaians with unlimited Internet packages

Millicom Ghana, operators of the Tigo mobile network say they intend to make life easier for Ghanaians by providing unlimited Internet services to customers. At a media interaction in Accra today May 8, 2012 to launch the service, the General Manager and CEO of Tigo Ghana, Obafemi Banigbe said  the …

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ITU calls for inclusion of ICT at Rio+20 Summit

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has issued a ‘call to action’ to include information and communication technologies (ICT) as catalysts for sustainable development as delegates met in New York late April to negotiate ahead of the Rio+20 conference. The call to include ICT …

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Over 150 Junior High Schools in Northern Ghana benefiting from computerization project

Over 150 Junior High Schools in the Northern region are benefiting from the basic schools computerization project which is part of government’s efforts to encourage the study of science and mathematics in schools. Under the project each beneficiary school is being supplied with laptop computers to encourage the youth to …

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NCA seeks public input on draft standards for digital television receivers

The National Communication Authority (NCA) is seeking public comments on its Draft Minimum Requirements for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receivers as part of the transitional process from analogue to free-to-air digital television technology regime in Ghana. A letter signed by NCA Director-General Paarock Essuman VanPercy said the transition would focus …

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MTN, Expresso fined GH¢250,000 for poor quality of service

Ghana telecoms market leader MTN, and small player Expresso have been fined a total of GH¢250,000 for quality of service breaches in three regions during the month of February  this year. Last year, all the five telecoms companies were fined a total of GH¢1.2 million for similar breaches across country, …

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