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Registration of Vodafone SIM cards begin

The management of Vodafone Ghana has started registration of customers SIM cards under a nation-wide programme following a National Communications Authority (NCA) directive to all mobile operators in the country to register all new SIM cards to be purchased effective July 1, 2010. A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday …

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SIM card registration records high patronage in Wa

Residents in the Wa Municipality are responding enthusiastically to the Ministry of Communication’s directive that all SIM cards be registered by the end of June 2011. During a visit to the offices of Tigo, Vodafone, MTN and Zain, in Wa, on Tuesday, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) saw long queues …

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Scientist calls for regular monitoring of telecom masts

A Research scientist with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Dr Joseph K. Amoako, has recommended the regular monitoring of all base stations or telecom masts in the country to ensure that emissions from them stay within the required limits. “The public has the right to be concerned, but with …

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Company in Ghana launches E-Commerce

Mr. Joseph Sampa, Public Relations Officer of the Finish Line Group, a multinational company, based in Ghana, said the company was committed to contributing to national development. He said the company would supply logistics for the emerging oil and gas industry in Ghana. Mr. Sampa who said these at the …

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Ghana government to monitor, block fraudulent international calls

The government has acquired a monitoring equipment to detect and block fraudulent international calls in the country. Deputy Minister of Communication, Gideon Quarcoo, who announced this in Accra Friday said the equipment, to be operated by the National Communications Authority (NCA) will also improve voice quality and minimise call drop …

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Internet users in Ghana rise to 2.5 million – Minister

There has been significant improvement in the communication sector with growth being registered in key areas. Statistics collated this year reveal that, total phone subscriptions went up from 11,570,430 in 2008 to `15,318,225 while internet users climbed from as low as 45,000 last year to 2,500,000 this year. This was …

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MTN pulls out of Google free Gmail SMS project in Ghana

The Google free Gmail SMS project for Ghana has suffered a major hitch as MTN Ghana, the largest mobile telephony provider in the country pulls out. Sources familiar with the development have told ghanabusinessnews.com that MTN pulled out because they were losing revenue, but MTN officials gave a different reason …

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Ezekwesili points to $60 billion investments in Africa ICT sector as revolution

The World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Obiageli Ezekwesili has pointed to the $60 billion investments in Africa’s ICT sector as a revolutionary example. Ezekwesili was speaking to investors, business executives, members of the African Diaspora and students attending the 7th edition of the Columbia University African Economic …

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Ghana mobile phone operators asked to provide good quality service

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, on Wednesday called for effective partnership between consumers and service providers in the communications industry to address challenges facing the sector and facilitate its development. “The consumers of communications services are major stakeholders of the industry and efforts should be made to respond to …

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Ghana’s mobile phone penetration reaches 63% in 2009

The exponential growth in Ghana’s mobile telephony sector reached over 15 million subscribers, a penetration rate of about 63% at the end of 2009. In a second quarter country report on Ghana’s mobile telephony, fixed line, Internet and broadband sectors, the research company, Markets and Companies says it anticipates the …

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