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Gov’t won’t reduce cost of 4G spectrum—Andah

Dep Communications Minister, George Andah

Telcos, hoping for a reduction of the cost of the 4G LTE spectrum before jumping on the band may have to reconsider their decision. This is because the Communications Ministry has reaffirmed its position to maintain the cost of the 4G LTE at 67.5 million dollars. Presently, only MTN has been able to acquire one of the 4G spectrum from ...

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$400m boost for innovation: Disbursements to start this year

Officials at the AGM of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Accra

Innovators and researchers in science and technology should be receiving at least four hundred million dollars to support their work by the end of 2018. This is according to the Minister of Business Development, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Awal. He tells Citi Business News the move forms part of efforts to use technology to solve major challenges confronting the country. The ...

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Ghana Post opens arms to tap into growing e-commerce services

Ursula Owusu Ekuful - Communications Minister

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has challenged the Ghana Post Service to review its strategy and take advantage of the opportunities presented by e-commerce. The Minister admits to the major disruptions technology is having on economies and how Africa is positioned to benefit from the boom. The Ghana Post is mandated to undertake delivery services to various addresses ...

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MTN Ghana receives 12 awards at 2018 GIITA


MTN Ghana has won 12 awards at the 8th Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GIITA) held in Accra. The company was also inducted into the GITTA Telecoms Hall Of Fame. MTN received awards for Customer Experience Company  of the year, CSR Company Of The Year, Data Service Provider of the year, Mobile Money Service of the year, Mobile Operator ...

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Bearish stock market performance to end after MTN IPO

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Stock market analysts are projecting that the current distortions on the local bourse may continue until such a time that MTN completes its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The stock market’s performance has seen a dip for the past couple of weeks which is affecting trading activities. Some have blamed the development on the massive nature of the MTN IPO. The ...

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e-Crime Bureau wins Best Cyber-security firm at 2018 GITTA

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e-Crime Bureau, a leading cyber security and digital forensics firm was on Friday, June 29, 2018 adjudged the best cyber security consulting firm in Ghana at the 8th edition of the Ghana Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (GITTA). The only cyber security category at this year’s event was keenly contested by other notable organizations in the industry. The well attended ...

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Privacy issues delaying implementation of CMP—Vodafone CEO

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The CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, has disclosed that the dissatisfaction of telcos on the privacy of customers has contributed to the delay in the implementation of the Common Monitoring Platform(CMP). Madam Cuba explained that her outfit has connected its systems but is still awaiting completion of all privacy concerns which is being worked at together with the National ...

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Airtel Tigo’s new CEO prioritises innovative customer service

AirtelTigo CEO - Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi

The newly appointed CEO of AirtelTigo, Ms Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has started her new role at the company. She commenced her work on Monday, June 25, 2018. A statement from AirtelTigo said Ms Ng’ambi on her first day at work, addressed staff during a town hall meeting at the company’s headquarters. “Colleagues, I’m extremely excited to be joining AirtelTigo. For ...

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Banks, telcos panic over social media companies offering financial services


Some financial observers in Ghana are beginning to panic over the possible participation of social media companies in the financial service space. According to the Mobile Financial Services Manager at Vodafone Ghana, Carl Ashie, the financial strength and influence of social media giants like Facebook and Whatsapp make them a credible threat to current providers of financial services across the world. Facebook and Google ...

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