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Government opens tender for turnkey project

Mr Ernest Atukwei Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, on Thursday announced that government had opened tender for the procurement of equipment relating to the Turnkey Terrestrial Television Network. In addition, government has directed that the Ministry of Communications must ensure that transmission sites for the project were strategically located to …

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MTN Ghana subscriber base up 4% but ARPU falls

Telecommunications company, MTN Ghana has recorded an increase in its subscriber base in the country from 8,721,000 in December 2010 to 9,070,000 at the end of first quarter 2011. According to the subscriber database released by the MTN Group in South Africa, last week, the subscriber base increased by 4% …

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ITU to hold symposium on ICT in Ghana

The Ministry of Communications and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will host the Global Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), the Environment and Climate Change in Accra next month. They would also host a Regional Seminar on Conformance and Interoperability Testing in Accra, according to a statement issued by …

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We invest in local environments – Ceragon Networks

US registered telecoms solution company, Ceragon Networks Ltd says it believes in investing in the local environment in Africa instead of depending on foreign companies and expatriates to expand its business on the continent. The President of Ceragon for the Africa Region, Mr. John Earley speaking in an exclusive interview …

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Operators registering clients on mobile phones

The New Juaben Municipal Director of the Statistical Service, Mr Abakah Ansah, has expressed worry that operators of some communication networks were registering their customers on mobile phone. He said the strategy adopted by these networks if not checked, would allow people to use other people’s identity cards to register …

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NCA extends SIM registration for 90 days

The National Communications Authority has extended the mobile SIM Registration exercise for additional 90 days. This means that subscribers have up to September to register or correct any anomaly with their registration. The exercise was originally scheduled to end on June 30, this month to pave way for Mobile Number …

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Chinese company Huawei spends over $1m on CSR in Ghana

Huawei Technologies, a Chinese company, has invested $1,023,000 as its corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Ghana, according to its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The company discloses that it donated telecom lab equipment worth $1 million to three national universities in Ghana, providing opportunities for the students to apply what …

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