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Vodafone CEO calls for predictable telecom sector regulations

The Chief Executive Officer of the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific Region of Vodafone, Nick Read has called on telecom sector regulators in developing countries to make regulations predictable to enable players safeguard their investments. He said players are making huge investments into products and services that are relevant …

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Exclusive: Zain Ghana to become Mobinet Ghana

Zain Ghana, will be renamed Mobinet Ghana, ghanabusinessnews.com can reveal. A source knowledgeable about the name change has told ghanabusinessnews.com that the renaming ceremony will be held on Monday November 22, 2010. Meanwhile an invitation by text message has been sent to ghanabusinessnews.com from a UK phone number announcing the …

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China made mobile phones spreading virus

Mobile phones manufactured in China have been found to be spreading a computer virus. Information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com from the international telecom circles indicate that at least a million Chinese phones have been infected with a type of computer virus that is spreading by sending random text messages encouraging recipients to …

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Bharti Airtel says no price war intent in Africa, but…

Bharti Airtel, owners of Zain Africa, has declared they have no intention to enter into a price war in its newly acquired African market, but the company is already head deep in the price war in Ghana. Bharti’s Chief Executive Officer and Joint Managing Director, Mr. Manoj Kohli said their …

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Africa crosses 500 million mobile subscriptions mark

­The number of active mobile subscriptions in Africa crossed the half-a-billion mark in the third quarter of this year, to reach 506 million at end-September, according to research by UK-based Informa Telecoms & Media. The report, published on the researcher’s website said at the end of the third quarter of …

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MTN Ghana introduces affordable internet phone

MTN Ghana has introduced the most affordable internet-enabled cell phone on the Ghanaian and African market. The phone, dubbed G1157 is being offered to subscribers at GH₵15, and it compares favourably with other phones being offered by other networks at similar prices or more, but without the internet enablement. Mr. …

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Bharti Airtel profit and market share declines

Bharti Airtel, the company that now owns Zain Africa, including Ghana, recorded a 27% fall in its third quarter profit between July and September as a result of decline in its market share in India. The company’s profit drop is also attributed to cuts in call rates amid hyper-competition in …

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Vodafone Foundation, others introduce cell phone-based healthcare

The Vodafone Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, have introduced a new mobile phone-based health care system that promises to save the lives of vulnerable persons in the poorest communities of the world. The system, dubbed Mobile Health (mHealth) is designed to allow simple …

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Ghanaian universities to research into mobile phone related health hazards

The Danish government has selected the Ghana Telecom University College to research into mobile health and other health related matters in information technology. Other institutions also chosen were the University of Ghana, Legon and Kwame Nkrumah University to do same. Dr Osei K. Darkwa, President of the Ghana Telecom University …

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MTN Ghana returns to Google free Gmail SMS service

Ghanaian users of Google’s free email service Gmail, who logged into their accounts on the morning of November 10, 2010 were greeted by a message alerting them to the service’s free SMS product. And among the mobile phone networks they could send free text messages to include MTN Ghana, Tigo …

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