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Tigo picks up three awards at 5th Ghana Telecom Awards

Tigo Ghana at the 5th Ghana Telecom Awards held over the weekend picked up 3 awards: Innovative product of the Year for Tigo Music, CSR Company of the Year, and the CEO, Roshi Motman, was acknowledged as one of the female trail blazers in the telecom industry. Dedicating the award to her team, Roshi Motman, said 2014 was an exciting ...

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Nigeria fuel shortages hit telecom, banking & aviation industry

Chronic fuel shortages in Nigeria brought phone firms, banks and flights to a standstill on Monday, May 26,2015 just four days before Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration as president of Africa’s biggest economy and top oil exporter. Besides airlines, which could not obtain aviation fuel, phone companies such MTN and domestic banks ground to a halt because the private generators that produce ...

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MTN leads in voice subscription in February


MTN beat competition to emerge as the fastest growing Telco in February 2015 in voice subscription. It gained 173,400 new subscribers, the highest for February 2015. This is according to the market share report from the National Communication Authority (NCA) for the month of February 2015. MTN’s voice subscriber base now stands at a little above 14.1million during the period ...

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TNS & Kantar Media partner GeoPoll for mobile research


Global research consultancy TNS has announced an exclusive and wide-reaching strategic partnership with GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform. Under the multi-year agreement, TNS and sister company, Kantar Media, will join forces with GeoPoll to deploy a new range of research products and services intended to deepen and improve market research in Africa, including: 1. Giving TNS access to ...

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Ghanaian appointed new CEO of MTN Ghana


Mobile giant MTN has appointed Ebenezer Asante as the new CEO of MTN Ghana. Prior to his appointment Ebenezer Asante was the CEO of MTN Rwanda. Ebenezer’s appointment follows the resignation of the former CEO of MTN Ghana Serame Taukobong. This is the first time a Ghanaian has been put at the helm of affairs at the company in Ghana. ...

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MTN Ghana CEO resigns

Out going CEO of MTN Ghana, Serame Taukobong

CEO of MTN Ghana Serame Taukobong has resigned. Citi Business News has gathered Serame Taukobong has also resigned from the MTN group. Sources familiar with the matter say Serame will now be heading to General Electric where he will be taking up a commercial role at group level for Africa. Serame Taukobong was appointed CEO of MTN Ghana in July, ...

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NCA to go ahead with ICH implementation following court ruling


The National Communications Authority (NCA) says it will go ahead with the implementation of the of the Interconnect Clearing House (ICH) following a court ruling on its implementation today. A commercial high court in Accra this morning 13th May, 2015, declined to rule on an injunction application filed by the Member of Parliament for Obuasi West Kwaku Kwarteng and Mr ...

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20% tax on smart phones still operational despite its abolishment


Citi Business News has learnt government is failing to enforce the 2015 budget plan to scrap the 20% tax on the importation of smart phones into the country, five months after it was announced. The Minister of Finance Seth Terkper confirmed in the 2015 budget, plans to remove the import duties as part of measures to bridge the digital divide ...

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Vodafone invests $700m to improve network quality


Vodafone Ghana says it has invested about 700 million dollars in the company’s systems and network to bring it to international standards in conformity to the dictates of the Vodafone group. This was disclosed at a media launch the Vodafone network campaign with the slogan “it’s never felt this good”. The Vodafone Network Campaign indicates that the Company now gives ...

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Cable theft still affecting us – Vodafone

Cable theft

Vodafone Ghana Limited has said the company is still plagued with cable cuts and thefts, and spends an average of GH¢ 1.8 million annually in fixing interruptions. Underground cable thefts are usually carried out by persons who steal cables for copper, while cable cuts are caused by activities such as excavations during construction and uprooting of trees. Cable thieves often ...

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