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MTN is Africa’s Top Corporate Brand

South Africa headquartered telecommunications provider, Mobile Telecoms Network (MTN) Group has been recognised as the Top Corporate Brand for 2011 in Africa. MTN Group was recognised at the fourth BrandFinance Global Nation Brands league awards. The Group beat the following companies in the top 10 African corporate brands. Standard Bank …

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Tigo Ghana meets core need of subscribers with life insurance product

Tigo Ghana, has developed an insurance product to meet one of the core needs of its subscribers. Tigo says it is targeting the about four million subscribers on its network with the product known as ‘Tigo Family Care Insurance’. “The loss of a family member often places a heavy financial …

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Tigo Ghana introduces Voice SMS

Tigo Ghana says it will on Friday May 27, 2011 introduce a new product called Tigo Voice SMS to its subscribers. In an email to ghanabusinessnews.com, the mobile service provider said the product will allow its prepaid, post paid and hybrid subscribers to send voice messages. Subscribers, it says would …

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UK visa applicants to apply online effective June 1

As of June 1, 2011, all visa applicants to the UK will be required to complete their application forms online, a statement from the British High Commission in Accra said on Monday. It said this would be a mandatory requirement and no handwritten application forms will be accepted after this …

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Vodafone Ghana service revenue performs well in Group’s financial year

Vodafone Ghana, a subsidiary of UK’s Vodafone Plc, has recorded an impressive performance on the Group’s operations during its financial year 2010. According to the Group’s financial statement which was published on its website May 17, 2011, Vodafone Ghana recorded a service revenue growth of 21% which according to the …

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Ghana realises over GH¢114m from Communication Service Tax – Minister

Mr Seth Terkpeh, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said at the weekend that an amount of GH¢114,983,826.00 was realised from the Communication Service Tax, which became operational in June 2008 to December 2009. He said 20 per cent of the amount was supposed to be used to fund …

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Main One Cable Company connects K-Net internet provider

Main One Cable Company on Monday announced the connection of K-NET, Ghana’s leading internet solutions provider, to its world class broadband network. The connection of K-NET underscores Main One’s growing reputation as the broadband service provider of choice in Ghana. According to Joseph Odoi, Country Manager, Main One Cable Ghana, …

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No more TV stations in Ghana

The National Communications Authority (NCA) says it will not issue new licenses for television stations to operate in Ghana. According to the NCA, who is the regulator of the telecoms industry in the country, the issuance of television licenses will be put on hold until the digital migration period is …

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Mobile Number Portability – Ghana must learn from Kenya

Ghana is gearing up for the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) on July 1, 2011 and the MNP Consultant to the National Communication Authority (NCA) Bob Palitz says “we are on track for the July launch.” Ghana MNP best in the world As a show of confidence in what …

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Ghana marks World Telecommunication day

Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, on Tuesday stressed the need to employ enabling capacities of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the quality of life in rural communities. He said declaration of the World Summit on Information Society should be a common desire and commitment to build …

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