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Zero arbitrage will reduce SIM box fraud – Maximus Ametorgo

Maximus Ametorgoh

A Technology Entrepreneur says SIM Box fraud can be reduced when telecom operators offer zero arbitrage. This is where subscribers are able to make international calls without paying long distance charges by dialing certain numbers. According to Maximus Ametorgo, such a move will be a deterrent for fraudsters. “They should reduce the difference between the international call rates and the ...

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Airtel launches free Facebook service


Telecom operator, Airtel Ghana, has partnered with Facebook to give free basic internet services for education, health, jobs and communication. The service known as Free Facebook on Airtel   allows customers with or without airtime to browse for free on Facebook without attracting any charges. Head of Corporate Communications at Airtel Ghana, Donald Gwira told Citi Business News, the new service will among ...

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MTN vendors defy its orders


Vendors of MTN scratch cards have threatened to continue to charge rates higher than what is inscribed on the scratch cards till the mobile giant reduces the wholesale price of the cards. The vendors begun charging the new rates early this week to make up for margins lost because of the hikes. Though MTN has denied the increment some vendors ...

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MTN denies scratch card price increment


Telecom giant MTN has denied increasing the wholesale price of its scratch cards. Retailers of MTN scratch cards on 5th January, 2015 began increasing the retail price of the cards. According to them the move followed the increase of the wholesale price of the cards by the telecom giant. Some vendors told Citi Business News prior to the increment a ...

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10 Biggest corporate movements in 2014: Part 1


Corporate Ghana every year witnesses some interesting movements be it resignations, dismissals or what have you. These movements usually make or break the companies or institutions. In 2013 for example the banking industry witnessed the appointment of four women as bank managers of four banks in the country. The move solidified Ghana’s slow but growing grip on Ghana’s banking industry ...

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MTN leads data pack


Telecom giant, MTN led the pack of telcos in gaining data subscribers in the month of October. MTN made about 135,000 new subscribers shooting its base by about 1.7%. This shot up its market share marginally to 51% representing a little below 8million subscribers. This is contained in the market share report from the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the ...

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Vodafone holds on to recovery drive


Vodafone in the month of October maintained its recovery drive beating competition to emerge as the fastest growing telco in terms of subscribers in Ghana. It gained about 260,000 new subscribers, the highest in the month. This is contained in the market share report from the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the month of October 2014. Vodafone’s voice subscriber base ...

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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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