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MTN thanks government for lifting ban on masts erection

The Mobile Telecommunication Network Company (MTN), has expressed gratitude to government for lifting the ban on the erection telecommunication masts. Mr Samuel Turkson, South Eastern District Area Sale Manager of MTN, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday that the lifting of the ban had brought relief to mobile …

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Zain profits jumps after sale of African assets

Zain has reported that its second-quarter profit reached US$2.95 billion compared with US$267,101,209 a year earlier, thanks to the disposal of its African assets. A statement issued by the company on Tuesday and posted on the company’s website, said Zain made a first-half profit of $3.1 billion, which included $2.65 …

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Government to address need for telecommunication infrastructure in rural areas

The National E-Government Network Infrastructure project is part of measures by government to address lack of access to reliable telecommunication facilities in the rural areas. The project covers the deployment of a nation-wide dedicated telecommunications network to all districts and connection of public institutions, ministries, departments and agencies, as well …

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Globacom can’t find right staff for Ghana operations

Globacom, one of the mobile phone operators licensed to do business in Ghana can’t get the right caliber of people to start operations. The company which received its license from the National Communications Authority (NCA) since June 2008  has not rolled out, even though it has spent millions of dollars …

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Nokia to penalise dealers in fake phones

Nokia, the world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share, has adopted a hard line policy with its authorised distributors and retailers, in a bid to protect unsuspecting buyers from the hazards of fake devices. In order to check the menace of counterfeit products, the mobile devices company …

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MTN, Intel to cooperate on WiMAX deployments

The MTN Group and Intel have signed an agreement to collaborate on deploying WiMAX networks in Africa and the Middle East. Information posted on MTN Group website said the collaboration covers a wide spectrum of initiatives, including areas such as broadband access through WiMAX deployment, affordable PC bundles for the …

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Ghanaian businesses urged to adopt ICT

Ghanaian businesses have been urged to adopt modern technologies to speed up their operations to enable them stay on top of the competition and to reduce cost. At a day’s programme dubbed “SAP Ghana world Tour 2010” in Accra Noble Ekajeh, Regional Manager of Systems Applications Programme (SAP), said the …

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MTN, BusyInternet enter deal to meet subscribers’ Internet needs

The leading mobile services provider in Ghana, MTN has signed a deal with the country’s and West Africa’s largest Internet service provider, BusyInternet to enable MTN subscribers to browse the Internet at all BusyInternet cafés. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, Monday August 2, 2010, MTN says the partnership …

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Vodafone Ghana changes regional codes for fixed lines

All fixed line phone numbers in Ghana have a new 3-digit area code. Following directives from the National Communications Authority (NCA), the new numbering plan set to international standards has taken effect August 1, 2010. Vodafone Ghana, has therefore, changed all its fixed line area codes which also includes a …

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Is Globacom starting operations in Ghana in three months?

Globacom, the sixth mobile phone service provider to be licensed to do business in Ghana has given hints that suggests the company is aiming at starting operations in the country in the next three months. The Group Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mohammed Jameel had told a press conference …

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