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Fibre cuts major cause of poor telecom services


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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Telcos not taking over banks with interoperability

telecom mobile money

Telecom industry players have insisted they are not taking the place of banks even with the launch of the mobile money interoperability. The telecom operators however believe the new system should help reduce the number of people not captured within the banking population. The comment also comes three days to the official launch of the mobile money interoperability. The mobile ...

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Vodafone confident of network systems despite NCA’s rules

Vodafone Ghana CEO - Yolanda Zoleka Cuba

Vodafone Ghana has assured that it has met all regulatory requirements that have been set by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to enhance consumer satisfaction. The assurance comes after the NCA had given all telcos in the country up till the end of February 2018 to conform to industry standards such as accurate billing of services to customers, voice quality ...

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Vodafone to bid for 4G license if price drops


Telecommunications Company, Vodafone Ghana has disclosed to Citi Business News it may not to put in a bid for the second 4G spectrum, if it is auctioned at the same price it was auctioned for in 2015. The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful last week announced that government will auction the second 4G spectrum in June this year. MTN Ghana ...

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Mobile money attacks: Vendors appeal for protection

Mobile-Money transaction

The increasing number of armed robbery attacks on mobile money merchants has reached an alarming rate, calling for new security measures to curb the canker. The latest victim is a 31-year old Mobile Money operator who was shot dead by some unknown assailants in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region. Current figure show that mobile money agents increased ...

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NCA not likely to reduce cost of 4G license

Joe Anokye

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has told Citi Business News it is open for negotiations with prospective buyers of the second 4G spectrum license. The CEO of the NCA, Joe Anokye explains that the outfit will abide by best practices in the sale of the license. Telecommunication companies have complained about the high cost of the spectrum. They argue that ...

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Vodafone pays 30% of tax arrears to GRA              


The National Communications Backbone Company (NCBC), a subsidiary of Vodafone, has paid 30% of its debt to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Officials of the GRA confirmed this to Citi Business News. “The National Communications Backbone Company raised issues concerning the tax audit that was conducted and in conformity with the tax law, they were required to pay 30% of ...

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GRA to sell off Vodafone assets within 14 days over tax default


The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has served notice that it will be compelled to sell off the assets of National Communications Backbone Company (NCBC) within the next fourteen days should the company fail to provide proof to benefit from capital gains tax reliefs. The NCBC, which is a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana is reported to have defaulted in capital gains ...

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Telcos ditch 4G spectrum over high cost

Yolanda Cuba - CEO of Vodafone Ghana

Citi Business News has gathered that the second 4G spectrum being sold by government may never be acquired by the telecom operators in the country. Discussions with operators in the telecom industry reveal that most of them will shy away from acquiring the license because of its high cost. The telecom operators argue that the price being offered by government ...

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