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Vodafone Ghana introduces mobile unit transfer service

Vodafone Ghana has launched the Vodafone Unit Transfer Service that gives pre-paid customers the convenience of topping up their credit without going through the hassle of scratching the foil on the scratch card and the difficulty in entering the 13 digit numbers correctly. A statement from Vodafone Ghana says the …

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NCA terminates 3,469 fraud numbers on AIRTEL in January 2011

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Communication, on Tuesday said in the first twenty days of the 2011, 3,469 fraud numbers, 95 per cent of total fraud numbers, were terminated on AIRTEL’s network. Mr Iddrisu who was answering questions on the floor of Parliament noted however that the total number of …

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Ghana attains 75% mobile phone penetration end of 2010

The number of people using mobile phones in Ghana has hit 75% of the country’s estimated 23 million population. According to statistics on the website of the industry regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), the total number of mobile phone subscribers in Ghana is over 17.4 million at December end …

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Ghana ICT plan, 3000 schools, individuals to receive computers

An 11-member inter-ministerial committee on the Ghana Information Communication Technology (ICT) project was inaugurated in Accra yesterday. The committee, chaired by Dr Nii Narku Quaynor, Board Chairman of the National Information Technology Agency, would, among others things oversee the implementation of the newly instituted ICT project by the Ministry of …

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Illegal call termination costing telecoms companies $150m a year

Mobile networks  are losing revenues worth at least US$150 million annually from the illegal termination of calls, also known as ‘GSM Gateway’ or ‘SIM box’ fraud, according to the UK based anti-fraud company, Revector. In Ghana, Minister of Communication Haruna Iddrisu announced last year that Ghana was losing $5.8 million …

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Nationwide e-zwich enrolment, 15,000 SHS students so far registered

About 15,000 Senior High School (SHS) students have been enrolled onto the e-zwich platform by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) as part of efforts to get more people to use the biometric card. The exercise, which began in November, last year, covered 25 schools in Central, Brong …

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Ghana Institute of Languages to go online soon

The Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), has embarked on an electronic information management capacity building training programme for its staff to facilitate its admission, registration and administrative procedures. The training programme, which began last year and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, would enhance the …

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Ghana’s offshore broadband network behind schedule

An offshore broadband project in Ghana that would have been the first of its kind in Africa has failed to meet its completion period. The collaborative offshore broadband project between MTN Ghana and PARD Energy of Norway was expected to have been completed by October 2010, but there is no …

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MTN Ghana establishes $250m ultra-modern data centre in Accra

Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider, MTN, has established a multi-million dollar switch and data centre at Sakama in Accra. The company says the centre will boost the quality of its voice and data services as well as support the rollout of innovative value added services in the country. The $250 million …

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Vodafone Ghana, VIP Communications launch Direct Line call service

US international call services provider, VIP Communications says it has launched what it calls Direct Line Ghana in partnership with Vodafone Ghana. According to the company, which is a provider of international calling services and solutions, the service enables VIP Communications’ customers in the US to make calls to Ghana …

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