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MTN opens GH¢65,000 ICT centre for Abossey Okai traders

MTN Ghana has opened a new ICT Centre for the Abossey Okai Traders Association and the entire community as part of efforts to bring quality telecommunication services closer to their door step and also help meet the business needs of the spare parts dealers. The ICT centre, valued at GH¢65,000, …

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Establish dedicated complaints unit – Communications Minister tells telecom operators

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has directed all mobile phone service operators in the country to establish what he described as ‘dedicated complaint units’ which would address the concerns of their customers. “Communication is a critical business to all and, therefore, disruptions in service which can be fatal …

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Global mobile penetration exceeds 100% in 97 countries as Internet penetration reaches 30% – ITU

Mobile phone penetration in 97 countries of the world is over 100% in 2010 but Internet usage is at 30% globally, data released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the UN shows. The ITU observes that the first decade of the new Millennium saw extraordinary progress made in ICT …

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Managers of MTN Ghana’s masts, American Tower records $597m revenue second quarter 2011

Boston based antenna operator, American Tower Corporation (ATC), generated total revenue of $597.2 million in the second quarter of 2011 during its global operations, according to its second quarter 2011 financial results released on August 2, 2011. The managers of about 1,876 MTN Ghana transmission towers through its subsidiary, ATC …

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National Lottery Authority warns against illegal lottery games by telecom operators

The National Lotto Authority (NLA) on Tuesday asked insurance, banking, finance and content providers to cease operating or regulating illegal lottery or face the risk of being sued. “Organizers of lottery games as labelled as “promotions”, as well as those who promote it through texting and advertising, are all liable …

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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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