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Fibre cuts major cause of poor telecom services

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Fibre optic cables have aided the connection of platforms for improved service delivery by telecom operators. However the challenge of dealing with their regular destruction, has left most telecom operators desperate. The phenomenon not only drains resources but creates a gloomy picture for improved services. Citi Business News has been engaging industry players and they suggest that robust measures be ...

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Glo serves only a third of expected coverage area

Acting Director General of the NCA, Joe Anokye

It has emerged that telecoms company, Glo, covers only a third of the total number of districts it is to cover in terms of its 3G coverage obligations. This is the conclusion of a first quarter Quality of Service Monitoring conducted by the National Communications Authority (NCA). The company is therefore expected to improve upon its operations in order to ...

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Naomi Amoah wins MTN Heroes of Change season 4

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The newly crowned winner of the MTN Heroes of Change, Season Four competition, Naomi Esi Arku Amoah, has called for increased support from corporate institutions for individuals who are impacting their communities. According to Madam Amoah, more lives could be saved or improved if change agents are given the needed support. Madam Amoah, an evangelist and the Founder of the ...

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Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia opens Ghangeria Rising Conference

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will be opening this year’s edition of the Ghangeria Rising Conference in Accra. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, 10th May, 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra. It will assemble key investors, businessmen and women, policy makers and regulators to discuss trade, business and investment opportunities between Ghana and Nigeria. This year’s edition will ...

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Mobile money interoperability goes live on May 10

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The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has disclosed that the mobile money interoperability will go live on Thursday, May 10, 2018. According to the CEO of GhIPSS, Archie Hesse, the rolling out of the system will follow the launch by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The mobile money interoperability is the first phase of three systems that ...

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Mobile money boosts MTN’s 2018 first quarter growth

Group Vice President for Southern and East Africa and Ghana, Ebenezer Asante

MTN Ghana has recorded a 29.3 % increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2018. This growth has largely been driven by increased data and mobile money subscription for the telecoms giant. For the first three months of this year, MTN recorded more than fifty percent rise in revenue from the sale of data. In addition, the telecom company’s ...

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MTN to list on Stock Exchange by end of May

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Telecoms giant, MTN, is set to issue its Initial Public Offer (IPO) by the end of this month. It follows the company’s ability to secure the necessary regulatory approvals to go ahead with the move. The IPO, means that the public will get the opportunity to own a part of the company which is leader in the telecommunication company. The ...

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MTN’s self service kiosks not a threat to banks – Analysts

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MTN’s new self service kiosks will least threaten other similar services provided by commercial banks. As a result, the development should not result in any apprehension among the banking industry. That is the position of Financial Analyst, Sam Bediako Asante. The telecom giant’s new service is to deepen its mobile money business and drive competition. The introduction of the self ...

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MTN introduces self service kiosks for mobile money

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Customers of MTN’s mobile money services should in the coming months be able to carry out their transactions at the new self service kiosks to be introduced by the company. The new model means that customers will not necessarily have to visit designated vending points to transact money transfer business. It is however unclear how this will affect the number ...

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SES urges laws to solidify improved digital market in Ghana

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The government must expedite the passage of laws that will allow it to benefit from the increased market opportunities presented by Ghana’s growing digital market. As such, efforts to move unto a national digital platform must be quickened so as not to lose benefits to other competitors across the sub-region. A latest study by satellite operating company, SES, has shown ...

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