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Ghana broadband Internet providers call for tax exemption

Internet service providers in Ghana have called on Government to reduce or completely eliminate taxes incurred by broadband suppliers to make the service available and affordable to all no matter where they live.      They have argued that by reducing the cost element of the service facility, the country will …

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Is mobile phone penetration in Ghana 47% or 55%?

An official of Millicom International Cellular, operators of Tigo, has put the current wireless penetration in Ghana at 47 per cent. This is contrary to the 55 per cent wireless penetration the National Communication Authority, government officials and some telecom operators have been quoting. Based on the 55 per cent …

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MTN subscribers debate text for promotion on Facebook

Some subscribers of Ghana’s largest mobile phone service provider, MTN are unhappy with the fact that the company is charging its customers for entry into it’s latest promotion “Text and Go 2010”. And these customers chose Facebook to express their displeasure. On Saturday, August 28, 2009, MTN sent a text …

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Mobile phone companies make big money in Ghana

Ghana News Agency recently reported that mobile phone users in Ghana paid service providers an average of five dollars a month for calls each subscriber made and received. The First Quarter Report of 2009 lodged with National Communication Authority (NCA) indicated that MTN made an average of $8.00 per month …

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Leda Systems organizes ICT Career Fair

Leda Systems Ltd., an ICT, firm is organizing an ICT Career Fair in Accra, under the theme; “ICT in Socio-economic Development & the way Forward.” The event at the British Council Hall Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 9:00am is designed to present the diverse career and business opportunities in ICT …

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Tigo invests more than half a billion dollars into Ghanaian economy

The Board Chairman of Milicom Ghana Ltd., operators of Tigo, says the company has invested half a billion dollars into the Ghanaian economy, and spent $680,000 on training and development. Mr. Tismark Inja said these when the company inaugurated its refurbished offices in Accra last week. He added that Tigo …

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Ghana’s NCA asked to sanction erring telecom companies

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday charged the National Communications Authority (NCA), to apply sanctions against telecom operators that fail to honour their licence requirements to provide quality service to the public. “Indeed failure of compliance by operators to the primary qualities of service indicators must be met with …

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Ghana won’t license new telecom operators

The Ghana government has decided not to license new telecom operators to safeguard the integrity of the industry, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications said on Wednesday. “Government has no intentions of adding a new telecom player to the six players in the Ghanaian market,” he said at the inauguration …

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Nokia to challenge Apple with smartphone

Nokia has pledged to strike back at Apple and produce mobile phones that will compete effectively with the US technology company’s iPhone. Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, chief executive of Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said that it was aiming to be “even more competitive” following criticism that it had failed …

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Glo digs Ghana to lay underground cables for broadband Internet

Globacom, the sixth company licensed to provide mobile telephony in Ghana has began digging the ground in Ghana to lay underground cables for its broadband service, according to information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com. The other companies operating in Ghana are MTN, Vodafone Ghana, Tigo, Kasapa and Zain. Glo received the license to …

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