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MTN spends over GH¢2m on social responsibility, to invest $400m in infrastructure

MTN Ghana invested over GH¢2 million into corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in 2008, Mr Brett Goschen, Chief Executive Officer of the company, told the GNA on Thursday. The amount was spent mainly on health and education related projects. He said for education, GH¢929,580 went into the MTN Foundation’s Education …

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Twitter down for second day

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal spent yesterday battling a DDOS attack that started around 6 am California time. Twitter and LiveJournal went down hard, Facebook stayed mostly online but was clearly under strain. CNET reports that a single individual’s accounts on the services may have been the primary target. Now, nearly …

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Telecom operators in Ghana co-locating on 150 cell sites

Four leading telecom operators in the country, MTN, Tigo, Zain and Vodafone, have started co-locating their antennae on more than 150 cell sites across country, Mr. Brett Goschen, Chief Executive of MTN Ghana, said on Thursday. “MTN leads industry movement on voluntary co-location agreements currently being executed for over 150 …

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Vodafone Ghana justifies axing of extra 950 workers

The management of Vodafone Ghana has said that the redundancy programme it has embarked upon is ultimately intended to put the company on top of competition and make it productive and profitable in two years.   In a Question and Answer Sheet designed to explain to workers why the downsizing …

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Mobile phone customer service blues in Ghana – which is the best?

Ghana’s mobile phone industry is reputed to be among the fastest growing in West Africa. The country’s regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has so far licensed six mobile phone service providers, Tigo, MTN, Vodafone, Kasapa, Zain and Glo, which is yet to begin operations. The number of mobile phone …

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Vodafone workers reject compulsory redundancy programme

The Unionized workers of Vodafone Ghana has vehemently rejected the recently announced compulsory redundancy programme, targeted at 950 workers. Mr Emmanuel Dakwa, Chairman of the local Communication Workers Union (CWU) of Vodafone, told the GNA that the manner in which management was rolling out the redundancy programme was “autocratic”. “It …

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Hackers hit Hotmail, Yahoo email account users

Do you use a Hotmail or Yahoo web based free email account? If you do, then you are under constant threat of losing your email account for ever if you are not careful. Hackers and scammers have devised a strategy to steal your email account and if you fall for …

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Vodafone Ghana to axe 950 workers

Tension, apprehension and suspicion have hit Vodafone Ghana as 950 workers of the company are due to be laid off in what the company calls a “compulsory redundancy programme”. The workers are not sure yet who will be affected. Vodafone Ghana is embarking on this exercise to trim down its …

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Kasapa signs onto Ghana Business Code

Kasapa Telecom Limited on Thursday signed onto the Ghana Business Code (GHBC) becoming the only telecommunication service provider to do so since the set of rules to guide ethical business practice and corporate social responsibility was introduced some three years ago. Kasapa Limited has thus become the 151st company which …

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About 29% of South Africans use mobile user generated content – Study

A study has found that about 29% of South Africans use mobile user generated content services daily. The survey which was conducted by market research and consulting company, JBB Research, which also specializes in mobile and telecommunications industry published under the topic, “The State of the South African Mobile UGC …

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