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Airtel uses Ghana to start single platform mass mobile messaging service in Africa

Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, has launched a mass-market mobile messaging service in 16 African countries including Ghana. A press release from the London Stock Exchange listed company, Synchronica Plc, the company that provided the mobile gateway infrastructure software for …

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Radiation from mobile telephony equipment harmless – Dr. Amoako

The level of radiation from mobile phones and also from the premises of phone companies are low and harmless to human health, says the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC). Dr Joseph K. Amoako, Head, Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) of GAEC who gave the assurance said the level of radiation from …

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Telecoms subscribers in Cape Coast rush to register SIM Cards

There was near stampede at the Cape Coast offices of the various telecom companies as subscribers desperately joined long queues to register their SIM cards to beat the June 30 deadline. Miss Angelina Dadzie, a sales agent of TIGO told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the upsurge was as …

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Communication Ministry awaits NCA’s advice on SIM card registration

The Ministry of Communication is awaiting “sound advice”, from the National Communication Authority (NCA), to enable the Ministry to decide if the period for registering mobile phone Sim cards should be extended or not. Mr Haruna Iddrisu Minister of Communication gave the hint at a workshop on “Electromagnetic Fields Exposure …

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Zain receives final payment of $700m from Bharti Airtel for Africa assets sale

Kuwait-based telecoms company, Zain says it has received the final payment of $700 million from Bharti Airtel of India for the sale of its African assets. Bharti Airtel bought the assets of Zain in Africa for a record sum of $10.7 billion in June 2010. The World Bank described the …

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Ghana Telecoms Chamber calls for extension of SIM card registration period

The Ghana Telecoms Chamber has called for an extension of the SIM card registration exercise particularly to allow people who registered but whose registration faced procedural anomalies to rectify them and prevent deactivation of their numbers. Chief Executive of the Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo said “the telecom operators would prefer an …

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