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Service providers reject interconnect clearing house


The Ghana Internet Services Providers Association (GISPA), the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber and the Wireless Application Services Providers of Ghana (WASPAG), have petitioned parliament over the National Communications Authority (NCA)’s move to implement the interconnect clearing house next year. The interconnect clearing house is expected to provide a common, independent mechanism for the billing and settlement of interconnect traffic for all ...

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NCA denies increase in communication tariffs

Telecom Operators

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has denied reports that telecommunication tariffs in Ghana will be increased next year. The response from the regulator follows reports that the interconnect charges between telcos would go up BY about 50% from January 2015. The Interconnection Rate is the charge which one telecommunications operator charges the other for terminating calls on its network. However, ...

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Huawei targets Africa amid cold US reception


Chinese telecoms giant Huawei isn’t wasting time trying to convince American consumers to switch to its devices as the company shifts its focus to Africa. The company has been under pressure in both the US and Australia over accusations that its devices are specifically engineered with digital back doors to allow entry to Chinese hackers. “It’s a pity for America ...

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NCA must review rates on international calls-Telcos

Telecom Operators

Telecom Companies want the National Communications Authority (NCA) to review rates on international calls if the fight against sim box fraud is to be won. According to the telecom operators the 19 cents per minute charge on calls into the country is only serving as an incentive for the fraudsters who engage in the illegal operation. The fraud takes place ...

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Surfline to expand operations next year


Ghana’s first 4G LTE network , Surfline is expected to announce the expansion of its operations to other parts of the country by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The more than four month old company is operating only in Accra and Tema. The expansion move is part of demands by the regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA) ...

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Gbevlo Lartey appointed CEO of Expresso

Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (retired)

Citi Business News has learnt former National Security Coordinator, Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (retired) has been appointed as the acting CEO of Expresso. The former national security coordinator was given the nod after majority shareholders of Expresso, Sudatel gave him the power of attorney to run the telecommunications company. Sources familiar with the matter tell Citi Business News the former national ...

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More subscribers dump Tigo & Expresso


Telecom operators Tigo and Epresso made the most losses in the latest National Communications Authority (NCA)’s latest report on mobile voice subscription in Ghana. The report which covered the month of September saw all the mobile operators make gains except the two. According to the report mobile Voice subscriber base in Ghana grew from 29,531,488 as at the end of ...

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Vodafone appoints new Corporate Communications Manger


Vodafone Ghana has appointed Ebenezer Amankwah as its new Corporate Communications Manager. His appointment took effect from the 17th of November, 2014. Ebenezer takes over from Gifty Bingley, who now heads Tigo Ghana’s corporate Communications wing. Ebenezer will be in charge of the telecom operator’s external communications as well as senior management profiling. He will be reporting to the company’s ...

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MTN restores services to Expresso


Largest telecom operator in the country MTN has restored services to Expresso. MTN cut services to Kasapa on the first of November this year after Expresso failed to honor its financial obligations to MTN. MTN’s CEO Serame Taukobong had earlier told Citi Business News it would not restore the services until Kasapa honors its financial obligation to it. ‘We hope ...

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Mobile phone dealers welcome tax cut


Mobile Phone and Accessories Dealers Association (MPADA) has welcomed government’s move to remove import duties on smart phones. The dealers last October appealed to government through the Ministry of Finance to scrap the 20 per cent import tax on mobile handsets and accessories. Presenting the 2015 budget to parliament on Wednesday 19th November,2014, Finance Minister Seth Tekper said government as ...

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