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NCA to declare unregistered SIM cards illegal after July

The National Communications Authority (NCA) will declare all unregistered SIM cards illegal after July 2011 an official of the NCA has said. Speaking exclusively to ghanabusinessnews.com in a telephone interview, the official said the telecoms regulator will have all unregistered SIM cards removed from the system by the mobile phone …

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NCA awards $5.5m BWA license to GoldKey Properties

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced the award  of $5.5 million Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) licenses to GoldKey Properties Limited. The company, the NCA said  won the bid to have the 2500 – 2690 MHz band for the next ten years. NCA said it used a multi–stage selection process …

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Bankers asked to embrace modern trends in payment systems

Mr Richmond Atuahene, Director of Studies at the National Banking College has asked bankers to understand the benefits that the use of electronic payment system could bring to their institutions. He said the entire world has turned its attention to electronic form of payment and the bankers needed to make …

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Mobile Web Ghana organises ICT training for young entrepreneurs

Mobile Web Ghana (MWG) a community of Ghanaian mobile entrepreneurs and people interested in the Mobile Web, is organizing a training course in mobile technology and business for 20 young local entrepreneurs. The four-week course is to help local talents to build mobile phone applications which would be relevant for …

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Lawmakers blamed for poor management of telecoms fraud in Africa

A telecoms risk management expert, Ola Akibola says part of the difficulties the telecoms industry in Africa has in dealing with telecoms fraud is because lawmakers and regulators in Africa do not understand the telecom industry. Akibola is the Technical Sales Director of UK-based Connectiva Systems, a Telecoms Risk Management …

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Supreme Court quizzes Vodafone officer over absence of counsel

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday quizzed a paralegal officer of Vodafone Ghana, Maame Asomaniwaa, as whether or not there were only two lawyers attending court for the company. Asomaniwaa had brought a letter to the SC that counsel handling matter for the company was ill and as such was …

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Tigo blames telecoms price war in Ghana, Tanzania for low revenue in Africa

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) S.A., the operator of the Tigo network has blamed the relatively low final year revenue from its Africa operations in 2010 on the price war in Ghana and Tanzania. The company also blamed its relatively low additional customers of 320,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010 …

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Most of Ghana MPs yet to register SIM cards

Most Parliamentarians are yet to register their SIM cards almost one year after the National Communication Authority (NCA) made it mandatory for all to do so by June this year. Information available to Adom News says an exercise to that effect was started last week but was suspended owing to …

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EZCOM introduces Toshiba satellite C660 and Pro C660 laptops

EZCOM International, the official Toshiba Distributor in Ghana, has announced immediate availability of new lineup of Toshiba Satellite C660 and Satellite Pro laptops. A statement issued on Friday and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the sleek, portable and affordable devices were the ideal working tools for busy professionals …

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Tigo to introduce 3G service in March

Millicom Ghana, operators of Tigo Cellular Network, is to roll-out a 3G service to its subscribers in March this year, Mr Anthony Dadzie, Northern Regional Territory Manger of Tigo, announced on Friday. The 3G is a mobile phone service that enables subscribers to send and receive data, as well connect …

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