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MNP: Over 21,000 Ghana subscribers change mobile providers after one month – NCA

Latest figures released by the telecoms regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA) say 25 days after Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was started in Ghana, a total of 21,059 subscribers have changed their mobile service providers. In a press release issued Tuesday August 2, 2011, the NCA says as at Sunday July …

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Vodafone Ghana launches new Money Game to give GH¢1.75m worth of prizes

Vodafone Ghana on Monday launched a new SMS Money Game, which will allow subscribers to win various sums of money up to a whopping GH¢100,000. The “More Money” game targeted at all Vodafone prepaid customers, is driven by customers sending text messages to a premium short code with the goal …

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Assembly gives Vodafone up to Monday to settle GH¢184,241 tax debt

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has threatened to lock up the premises of Takoradi offices of Vodafone next Monday if the company failed to settle its indebtedness to the Assembly. Mr Emmanuel Opoku-Boateng, the Public Relations Officer of the STMA, told the Ghana News Agency in Takoradi on Friday that …

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MTN sees Corporate Social Responsibility as a business strategy – Ikpoki

MTN Ghana, a mobile telecom provider, says Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business strategy tool it uses to fulfil its obligation of addressing the health, education and agricultural needs of Ghanaians. Mr Michael Ikpoki, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana said through the MTN Ghana Foundation, the company …

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Digital migration deadline is no problem for Africa – ATU Secretary General

The continent’s telecommunications body, the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) believes that the deadline set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the digital switch will not be a challenge for most African countries. The deadlines for the migration is 2015 for developing countries including Africa and the 2012 deadline is …

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Vodafone office in Takoradi closed-down for non-payment of tax

The Vodafone office in Takoradi was on Thursday morning closed down by the Revenue Collectors Taskforce of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) for alleged non-payment of taxes. The Vodafone Internet Cafe had more than 50 clients at the time with some expressing their disappointment when they were evicted in order …

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Government commended for initiating SIM card registration

The Ghana Media Advocacy Programme (G-MAP), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), seeking the welfare of children, has commended government for initiating the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card registration exercise since it can help prevent crime through mobile phone. The NGO appealed to the security agencies to intensify efforts in the fight …

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Communities must use ICT centres and libraries to build capacity – Liberian

The Eastern Regional Liberian of the Ghana Library Board, Mr Konwuruk Jawuruk, has advised communities to use public libraries and Information and Communication Centres (ICT) to build critical minds towards solving their socio-economic problems permanently. He said browsing the internet would enable them to access authoritative, vital and credible information …

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Digital broadcasting will be cheaper after migration – ATU

The deadline for digital migration in Africa will end in 2015, and experts have been discussing how important the process means to African countries. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has already said that the digital migration will release more bandwidth or spaces for mobile phones to use in order to …

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Vodafone Ghana records 27.1% service revenue growth

Vodafone Ghana has recorded another impressive revenue performance, Vodafone Group’s financial results for the first quarter which ended June 30, 2011 shows. According to the results which were released July 22, 2011 and published on its website, the Ghana subsidiary recorded service revenue of 27.1% as against 21% it had …

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