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Participants of Heritage Caravan to go cashless with Vodafone Cash

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Vodafone has joined the list of partners for Citi FM’s ‘Heritage Caravan Reloaded’. The company comes on board with its flagship product, ‘Vodafone Cash’ that encourages cashless transactions. The product among others allows Vodafone customers to transfer money to both onnet and x-net ones. In addition, customers are entitled to a daily debit amount of between 300 and 3000 cedis. ...

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New whatsapp feature attracts mixed reactions on social media

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A new whatsapp feature has sparked a lot of debate on social media, with majority of users expressing unhappiness with the new feature. However, Technology operators believe the new app will help in data penetration as well as business operators across board. Citi Business News’ checks revealed that there have been mixed reactions across board over whatsapp’s new feature which ...

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Tigo & Airtel complete merger talks

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Citi Business News has learnt telecom operators; Airtel and Tigo, have completed merger talks to make the two companies one entity in Ghana. The talks which commenced last year were finalized early this year-2017, with persons familiar with the move asserting, that an announcement on the completion will be made soon. It still remains unclear whether the two companies will ...

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3 busted for stealing Glo back-up batteries at cell sites

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Three persons, who have been using a supposed state protocol vehicle to steal from cell sites belonging to telecommunication companies, have been arrested by the Police at Obuasi junction in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region. The 3 men aged between 25 and 35, have been vandalizing cell sites of telecommunication companies, stealing backup batteries and other valuable ...

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The Growing Threat of Email Scams to your Business [Article]

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Overview Today’s digital frontier can be very much likened to the old days of the Wild West. In this present era identified by the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, cybercriminals are calling the shots; blazing new trails of increasing sophistication in cybercrime and profiting unscrupulously off the backs of unsuspecting victims who rarely know what hit them until it is ...

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Uche Ofodile appointed Africa Regional head for Facebook’s Express Wifi

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The former Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Ghana Uche Ofodile, has been appointed by Facebook as its Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi. Prior to taking over this position Uche Ofodile was the CEO of Tigo DRC. Her key role at her new position – Express Wi-Fi will be to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through ...

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Telecom operators kick against tax on mobile money

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Telecom operators have strongly opposed any attempt by the government to tax mobile money services in the country. They argue that the move will be shooting down government’s efforts at achieving a cashlite economy. The Head of Mobile Money at MTN Ghana, Eli Hini speaking to Citi Business News on the matter said, “I think for the customer, it is ...

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FX losses impact phone sales in Ghana – Samsung

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 Ghana’s foreign exchange volatilities continue to impact pricing of products on the Ghanaian market, Samsung Ghana has revealed. According to the company, the foreign exchange losses plus high importation charges have led to the relative increases in prices compared to other countries within the sub-region. Though the Marketing Manager in charge of IT and Mobile at Samsung Ghana, Tracy Kyei ...

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Sibton Switch defends GH¢4.6 bn BoG contract

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Sibton Switch Systems has defended the 4. 6 billion cedis cost for the establishment of an interoperable platform for mobile money transactions in Ghana. According to the company, the quality and extent of services provided for by the platform, guaranteed its selection by the Bank of Ghana. “It’s a long term infrastructure; it’s a retail payment system that does not ...

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Huawei, MTN launch Huawei MATE 9

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Huawei Ghana has collaborated with telecommunication company MTN to launch the Huwaei Mate 9 phone. Speaking at the launch, the Southern Africa Regional Device President of Huawei Technologies Ltd, Mr. Long Feing stated that MTN was chosen as a partner due to the company’s drive for excellent delivery. “The MATE 9 is here to offer a premium Smartphone experience by ...

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