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Vodafone Ghana boss against international calls monitoring

The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill has kicked against the installation of international call monitoring systems on the premises of telecom operators to verify the volume of international traffic for revenue. He told journalists “we do not think the monitoring equipment are absolutely necessary because we have …

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Vice President opens first online sales fair

Vice President John Mahama on Wednesday opened the first-ever online trade fair that will enable local registered businesses to transact business across the computer, the phone and other Internet enabled devices. In a speech read for him by the Employment and Social Welfare Minister, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, the Vice …

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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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