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Global telecom giants eye prospects in emerging markets, including Africa

World Telecom giants project some $142 billion revenue from the telecom sector over the next five years and say 95 per cent of that will come from emerging markets like India, South East Asia and Africa. Vodafone CEO for the Africa, South East Asia and Pacific Region, Nick Read says …

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Bharti Airtel showcases new brand image

Owners of the Zain Africa, India’s Bharti Airtel has announced a new brand identity which is plans to roll-out across its entire global footprint in Asia and Africa. This comes days ahead of rebranding of Zain Ghana to Airtel Ghana on November 22, 2010. The new brand identity drops the …

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Mobile wireless Internet service introduced in Western Region

The Western Regional Library of Ghana Library Board, has launched a pilot library and mobile wireless Internet service for schools and communities in the Ellembelle and Bia Districts. Mr. Joseph Boye, the Regional Librarian, announced this on Wednesday when the facility arrived at Nkroful as part of a three-day tour …

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Rural mobile connectivity: VNL of India looks for partners in Ghana

Indian-based VNL are looking for partners in Ghana to provide affordable solar-powered GSM mobile and Wi-fi connectivity systems to enable telecom operators provide sustainable and profitable service to rural communities in the country. Telecom operators in Ghana have always complained of the relatively high cost of rural GSM mobile and …

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Vodafone CEO calls for predictable telecom sector regulations

The Chief Executive Officer of the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific Region of Vodafone, Nick Read has called on telecom sector regulators in developing countries to make regulations predictable to enable players safeguard their investments. He said players are making huge investments into products and services that are relevant …

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Exclusive: Zain Ghana to become Mobinet Ghana

Zain Ghana, will be renamed Mobinet Ghana, ghanabusinessnews.com can reveal. A source knowledgeable about the name change has told ghanabusinessnews.com that the renaming ceremony will be held on Monday November 22, 2010. Meanwhile an invitation by text message has been sent to ghanabusinessnews.com from a UK phone number announcing the …

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China made mobile phones spreading virus

Mobile phones manufactured in China have been found to be spreading a computer virus. Information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com from the international telecom circles indicate that at least a million Chinese phones have been infected with a type of computer virus that is spreading by sending random text messages encouraging recipients to …

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Bharti Airtel says no price war intent in Africa, but…

Bharti Airtel, owners of Zain Africa, has declared they have no intention to enter into a price war in its newly acquired African market, but the company is already head deep in the price war in Ghana. Bharti’s Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, Mr. Manoj Kohli said their …

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Africa crosses 500 million mobile subscriptions mark

­The number of active mobile subscriptions in Africa crossed the half-a-billion mark in the third quarter of this year, to reach 506 million at end-September, according to research by UK-based Informa Telecoms & Media. The report, published on the researcher’s website said at the end of the third quarter of …

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MTN Ghana introduces affordable internet phone

MTN Ghana has introduced the most affordable internet-enabled cell phone on the Ghanaian and African market. The phone, dubbed G1157 is being offered to subscribers at GH₵15, and it compares favourably with other phones being offered by other networks at similar prices or more, but without the internet enablement. Mr. …

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