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Expresso workers head to NCA over salary arrears

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Workers of Telecommunication Company, Expresso, have disclosed to Citi Business News they will file an official complaint with the National Communications Authority (NCA) over the failure of the telecom company to pay them salaries owned them. According to the workers, the non-payment of their salaries for over 2 years has compelled them to make the move to ensure their remuneration ...

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Surfline introduces surfplus bundle for customers

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The introduction of Surfline’s new Surfplus bundles by Ghana’s premier and most preferred 4G network, offers customers the best connectivity options to discover, explore and experience true 4G LTE mobile broadband amidst the possibilities it brings. As data services continue to developrapidly within the Telecom industry, Surfline’s  Surfplus bundles are not only viewed as a cut-price plan, but also offers ...

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MTN blames Wednesday’s blackout on technical challenges

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Telecom giant MTN has attributed its total black out on Wednesday 14th December to a technical fault. A statement from MTN to Citi Business News stated that  ‘the outage was the result of a technical Internet Protocol problem affecting some of our sites which disrupted voice and data services’. The blackout which lasted for close to two hours yesterday evening, ...

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MTN to commence loan services in 2017

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Customers of MTN who use the telecom operator’s mobile money services will from next year have access to loans. Citi Business News has gathered the telecom giant has begun negotiations with regulators to start rolling out mobile based lending services from 2017. This is not the first time that a telecom operator is embarking on such a move. Airtel this ...

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Airtel not to list on the GSE soon – MD

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Telecom operator, Airtel, has ruled out any plans to in the medium to long term, list on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). Though the telecom company is currently listed on the India Stock Exchange, it says it won’t list on Ghana’s bourse. “We are not listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange because Airtel is a listed company on the Indian ...

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NCA initiates moves to ban unsolicited messages

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Regulator of the telecom industry, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has initiated moves aimed at clamping down on the continuous rise of unsolicited messages and calls via mobile networks in Ghana. It follows the commencement of a review of the current Unsolicited Electronic Communications (UEC) code for telecom operators by the authority in a bid to control the influx of ...

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Microsoft partners state agencies to fight piracy

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Microsoft has partnered with some government agencies to promote Cyber safety and anti-piracy awareness in Ghana. Microsoft in collaboration with the National Communication Authority, Ministry of Communication, and National Security Secretariat with the support from the US Government is hosted a week-long awareness drive on Cyber Security. Speaking at Copyright Ghana Office as part of the week long awareness campaign, ...

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Growth of Ghana’s telecom industry [Infographic]

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Ghana’s Telecommunication industry has recorded some substantial growth in different areas from 2011 to 2015. Growth rate from 2011 to 2015 reached 67 percent, while voice connection increased from 21 million to 35 million under the same period. This was contained in a data released by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.

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SEC still awaiting MTN’s progress with floating of shares

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Information available to Citi Business News indicate that MTN Ghana is yet to complete processes that will allow it to cede part of its operations to the public. It comes a month after the telecommunication company commenced moves to cede 35 percent of its stake to the public through the floating of shares. Though SEC had accepted the decision by ...

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MTN celebrates customers in Accra [Photos]

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MTN Ghana, last Friday, organized its second Y’ello Soiree in Accra. The event, according to the company, was to celebrate its over 17 million customers who it says are considered ‘the bedrock of the company’s business’. Speaking at the event held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Customer Relations Executive, Jemima Kotei Walsh said MTN is committed to meeting the ...

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