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Reverse 20% import tax on mobile handsets – Importers demand

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Importers of mobile phones and accessories are demanding a complete reversal of the 20% import tax on mobile handsets before government presents the 2015 budget next month. The importers have presented a petition to the Finance Ministry, complaining about the negative impact the taxes are having on their businesses. According to them, the 20% import tax is contributing to the ...

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387,600 data subscribers dump Vodafone

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Vodafone recorded one of its worst declines ever after losing about 387,600 data subscribers in the month of August. The telecom giant lost a little under 88,000 subscribers in the previous month July. This was revealed in the monthly data market share report from the National Communication Authority (NCA). The month of August was not a good month for Vodafone as ...

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Over 82,000 subscribers dump Tigo and Vodafone

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About 82,000 mobile voice subscribers ditched telecom giants Vodafone and Tigo in the month of August. This is according to the monthly market share report released by the National Communication Authority (NCA). The two were the only companies that recorded declines in the number of subscribers. Mobile phone voice subscribers increased by about 162,000 to 29.5million at the end of ...

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LG launches G3 smartphone in Ghana

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LG Electronics(LG), a global leader in Mobile Communications has introduced into the Ghanaian market its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone, the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2. The device received Red Dot “Best of the Best” Awards for Smart Keyboard, Knock Code and the Graphic User Interface(GUI). Developed under the Simple is the New Smart concept, LG G3 is a ...

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IHS to take control of MTN’s Nigeria towers

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MTN has reached an agreement in principle with specialist tower company IHS Holding to operate MTN’s 9 151 mobile network towers in Nigeria. The transaction is expected to reduce MTN Nigeria’s operating costs, drive network efficiencies and further expand MTN’s voice and data capacity, the South African mobile giant said in a statement on Thursday. In terms of the deal, ...

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MTN fights simbox fraudsters

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MTN Ghana in collaboration with an anti-fraud team made up of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, National Communications Authority (NCA) and other telecom service providers have nabbed two suspects engaged in a SIM Box syndicate operating in Dome –Pillar 2,Accra. This was made known during a press briefing held at the CID Headquarters yesterday after ...

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Phone users banned from acquiring more than 10 sim cards

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Phone users per a new directive from the Communications Ministry will soon not be allowed to own more than 10 sim cards. Citi Business News has gathered the latest move is part of efforts by government to curb sim box fraud. It is unclear when the new directive will take effect but Citi Business News has learnt it may be ...

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Communications minister vows to chase out simbox fraudsters

Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications

The Minister of Communications Dr Edward K. Omane Boamah has vowed to smoke out all sim box fraudsters in the country. According to the National Communications Authority (NCA) sim box fraud takes place when individuals or organizations illegally terminate a voice call which is the preserve of registered licensed network operators, usually at lower cost than the approved rates.  These ...

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MNP 3 years on; Tigo outshines all telcos

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Telecom operator Tigo appears to be the most preferred network for phone users who want to port. The latest report from the National Communications Authority (NCA) indicates that Tigo in the past year has recorded the highest number of phone users porting to its network. Tigo has in the past year also recorded a net gain of about 250,000 subscribers, ...

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Vodafone call centre workers resume work

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Workers at Vodafone’s Call Centre at high street have resumed work after they were refused entry into the premises of the call centre. Managers of the call centre, Teletech Ghana Limited locked the workers out for embarking on a strike last Friday to press home their demands for better conditions of service. The workers who manage about 90 percent of ...

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