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Property Addressing System to be completed this year- Bawumia

Participants at the forum including Dr. Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that government will address three main policy pillars which are financial inclusion, the national identification project as well as property addressing system by close of this year. According to him, the government’s economic team has set this year as the benchmark to achieve all three pillars to propel the country into economic ...

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Telcos comply with NCA directive; unhappy with anti-SIM Box approach

The President of the Telecoms Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has reiterated its reservation at the approach by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to deal with SIM Box fraud in the country. The Chamber contends that the technical or law and order approach by authorities have just been targeted at dealing with aspects of the issue. “… Anything else or technical approach or law and ...

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GhIPSS to work with stakeholders to ensure telcos interoperability

Archie-Hesse-CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), Archie Hesse, says he will work with stakeholders to enable telcos to become interoperable by the end of the year. He was reacting to a challenge thrown by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, that stakeholders should ensure the interoperability of telcos within ...

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Communications Minister calls on MTN Ghana [Photos]

MINISTER IN A POSE WITH MTN EXECUTIVE COMMITEE

The Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has paid a familiarization visit to MTN Ghana, the leading telecoms company in the country.   The Minister was welcomed by the CEO of MTN Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Twum Asante, together with the Executive Committee of the company. As part of the visit, the CEO and his team shared insights into MTN’s structure, ...

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Consumers dissatisfied with poor telecom services

Telecom Operators

Telecom users are demanding improved service delivery from service providers at a time that competition in the industry is becoming keener. The consumers, some of whom have been speaking to Citi Business News have also made a case for class action if the situation remains unchanged. It also appears that the consumer dissatisfaction cuts across all the six telecom operators ...

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NCA gives telcos one month ultimatum to address network challenges

Acting Director General of the NCA, Joe Anokye

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has directed all mobile network operators to within a month’s time; submit a roadmap to address all concerns of quality of service by customers within Accra and Tema. It follows the numerous customer complaints to the Authority over quality of service challenges. These also range from call drops, poor quality of voice and slow internet ...

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Expresso may face collapse if…

expresso

With the growing competition in Ghana’s telecom industry, telecom analyst, Fouad Chalabi has urged Expresso to concentrate on a section of the market or face extinction by market forces. According to him, the company can direct its investment into providing data while it looks for investors to upgrade its technology from CDMA to GSM. In 2016, Sudan Telecom (Sudatel), owners ...

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Tigo-Airtel merger could cut 10% of MTN’s market share

airtel and tigo

Some players in the telecom industry are predicting the biggest telecom operator in the country, MTN, will be the most affected operator following the merger between Airtel and Tigo. Tigo and Airtel officially announced a merger early this month in what some analysts have said will push the company to the position of second biggest telecom company in the country. ...

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Tigo’s MD to head new entity under Airtel/Tigo merger

airtel and tigo

Citi Business News has gathered Tigo’s current MD, Ms. Roshi Motman is likely to be named as the MD of the new entity to be created following the merger of Airtel and Tigo. It is unclear yet which position the current MD of Airtel Ms. Lucy Quist will be occupying following the merger. The parent company of the two telecom ...

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Sale of MTN shares to Ghanaians takes off in 2017

CEO MTN Ghana,

Telecom giant MTN Ghana will finalize processes to float shares on Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) this year – 2017. MTN commenced moves to list on the GSE last year – 2016, as part of conditions under which it secured the 4G license in late 2015. The company which spent US$67.5million to acquire the license which is valid for the next ...

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