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Communications Authority says it’s illegal to charge for SIM card registration

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has reiterated that the registration of mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards currently in progress is free. The Authority said it is therefore illegal for agents of mobile telecom operators to demand fees under any form of guise. Mr John Benyarku Essamuah, Deputy Manager, …

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Zain partners MultiChoice Ghana for ZAP payment system

Zain Ghana on Thursday inaugurated its partnership with MultiChoice Ghana that would enable customers to pay their Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) bills using its product Zap. Zap allows Zain customers to enjoy certain services such as sending and receiving money, airtime and making purchases without carrying physical cash. Zain’s partnership …

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NCA to sanction GBC, SMART TV over illegal digital services

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has said it will enforce the laws against Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and Swedish-based Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB), owners of SMART TV, if they do not desist from the illegal and controversial commercial pilot digital terrestrial television (DTT) services. The Ministry of Communications, through the …

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Ghana MPs get 280 laptops worth $350,000

The Minister of Communication, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, on Monday presented 280 laptops valued at $350,000.00 to the 230 members of parliament (MP), committees of the House and some parliamentary staff. Mr Iddrisu said the laptops are part of the Ministry’s eGhana project and meant to facilitate the research activities of …

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Phone app to reward drivers who do not use mobile phones while driving

A new mobile phone application software has been developed to monitor and reward drivers who do not use their mobiles whiles driving. The application, dubbed Safecellapp, was developed by UK-based W2W and is currently on Apple’s iPhones and phones using Google’s Android system. Safecellapp is designed to detect when the …

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Mobile phone users in Ghana to reach 70% of population end of 2010

The telecommunications companies in Ghana have taken centre-stage in Ghana’s economy as the oil industry which is expected to make a huge impact is about to begin in November or December 2010. The mobile phone companies put together, are the fastest growing businesses as a large number of Ghanaians use …

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NCA unhappy with few SIM Card registration centres in rural areas

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has expressed worry about the inadequate registration centres by telecom operators to register SIM cards in the rural areas. Many rural people in the Upper West and Northern Regions, who possessed mobile phones, had the trouble of traveling long distances either to the district capitals …

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Ghana makes $14m in three months after monitoring inbound foreign calls

The government of Ghana has in three months made more than $14 million as non-tax revenue from monitoring inbound international calls that Ghanaian mobile phone users receive, according to a report by the Daily Graphic newspaper. The newspaper says the money was made from the implementation of the International Call …

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