The Network of Communications Reporters (NCR) has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to direct telecom companies in the country to fully comply with regulations that enjoin them to register every subscriber identification module (SIM) cards before they are activated for use.
According to the NCR, the telecom companies (telcos) had allowed their vendors to break the laws governing SIM registration and were selling the cards without allowing the customers to register as prescribed by law.
MTN is injecting a total of $143.7 million into its operation in Ghana this year to improve on its services.
The money would go into the installation of more 4G , 3G and 2G cell sites throughout the country and also the installation of 410 km fibre optic cables throughout the country.
A South Korean court has found Lee Jae-yong, the de facto chief of the sprawling Samsung business empire, guilty of bribery and other corruption charges.
The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Monday paid a working visit to the National Communications Authority (NCA).
Accompanying her were the Minister for Information, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid and Deputy Minister for Communications, Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei.
IT and Telecommunications solution provider, Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, has been adjudged the “Best Revenue Assurance, Fraud & Traffic Monitoring Solution” provider at the just-ended 4th Annual Africa Telecoms Fraud, Revenue Assurance and Risk Management Forum in Kenya.
The Director of Subah Infosolutions, Mr Redeemer Kwame, accompanied by the Business Development and Marketing Manager, Mr Emmanuel Hudson-Odoi, and the Revenue Assurance Manager Mr Felix Steve Quaicoe, received the award on behalf of the company.
A new smartphone, Fero L100 has been introduced in Ghana by MTN in partnership with Dubai-based mobile company Fero.
The Fero L100 has a 5-inch HD IPS display with a dragontrail glass protection and a long battery lifespan.
Ghanaian-owned technology company, Rlg in partnership with Adulawo Technology Company, has secured a multi-million dollar contract for the production of terrestrial broadcast set top boxes for Nigeria.
A three-day International Workshop on Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence on Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 has opened in Ghana’s capital, Accra at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.
The Acting Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Mr. Joe Anokye, has charged Mobile Network Operators to work on improving Quality of Service (QoS) and ensure that consumers are satisfied.
He said this at a meeting with Chief Technical Officers of the various Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) on Friday, 17th March, 2017 at the NCA Tower.
Present at the meeting were representatives from MTN, Tigo, Vodafone, Airtel, Glo, and Expresso. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss poor Quality of Service (QoS) being experienced by consumers.
MTN Ghana plans to spend an amount of $143 million in capital expenditure in 2017 in a bid to boost a raft of network expansion programmes aimed at delivering communication speed and improved network access.
This year, the communications giant will roll out 197 4G [Long Term Evolution - LTE] site across the country in addition to the existing 275 already spread nationwide. This will mean a total of 475 LTEs in all.
Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Ebenezer Twum Asante said at the MTN stakeholders’ forum in Accra that the telecommunications company will roll out 561 new 3G sites across the country whilst adding 345 2G new sites to the existing one.
Pan African Mobile Phone and electronic brand, Rlg Communications Group was among a number of product manufacturers that took part in the just-ended Mobile World Congress in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 27 February - 2 March 2017.
A team of company officials from the Global Office in Dubai were among more than 100,000 participants from over 200 counties who attended the high-profile gathering.
The Congress showcased the latest innovations in mobile technology in terms of products and services from all over the world and brought all who matter in the technology world to brainstorm on advancements and future of the industry.
This year’s Ghana’s e-commerce expo will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
The event on the theme: “Transforming Ghana’s Online Business through Technology, Innovation and Opportunity”, is meant to showcase Ghana’s major advances in information, communication and technology (ICT).
Tigo Ghana, in partnership with International NGO, Reach for Change, has launched its annual competition, the tiGO Digital Change makers Award. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs with digital tools and technology to improve the lives of children across the country.
The National Communication Authority (NCA) has pledged its commitment to extend internet facilities to the rural areas of the country to facilitate effective teaching and learning of Information Communications Technology ( ICT) in schools.
The Network of Communication Reporters (NCR) will from this year, hold a series of Information Communications Technology (ICT) forum to allow players in the industry to deliberate and discuss issues affecting the sector.
Key stakeholders of the telecommunications industry have discussed two possible regulatory interventions at a Digital Family Forum (DFF) in Accra focused on Domestic Roaming and Over the Top (OTT) services.
Google announced Wednesday that it will ban all payday loan ads from its site, bowing to concerns by advocates who say the lending practice exploits the poor and vulnerable by offering them immediate cash that must be paid back under sky-high interest rates.
Nominees for the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) has been announced following a rigorous process to ensure all players in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ecosystem is represented.
The awards is Ghana’s first platform for recognizing excellence in the ICT industry. The awards represent the most respected accolade in the industry, celebrating excellence in innovation, product development and service delivery.
Announcing the nominees for the event, Akin Naphtal CEO of InstinctWave noted that, “The quality of nominees is impressive and reflects the change from Ghana Telecom Awards (GTA) to Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA). The various nominees for the categories cover every area of the industry.”
According to Naphtal, “The 6th GITTA is special as it will see more participation from ICT companies and honour teams for their achievements and excellence in the area of service delivery, data and
MTN Ghana has demonstrated its commitment to doing sustainable business in Ghana by constructing an impressive headquarters complex in Accra. Named “MTN House,” the ultra-modern complex is located on Independence Avenue and hosts approximately 800 employees on seven levels that include a basement, ground floor and five additional floors. Construction of MTN House commenced in 2013 and was completed for occupancy in October 2015.
Facilities in the building include, a customer experience center, a media center, an ultra-modern video conference and tele-presence center, four collapsible training suits and a modern Network Operating Centre. Other impressive features of the building include a roof garden, a crèche for staff dependents, a modern gym facility, a 120-seat cafeteria, a modern kitchen, a multipurpose hall and an ultra-modern car park with over 300 parking spaces.
MTN Ghana CEO, Ebenezer Twum Asante has been named the CEO of the Year in the Directors/CEO category of Kwahuman Achievers Awards at Obo in the Eastern region.
This was announced during the third Kwahuman Achievers Awards ceremony organized as part of the Kwahu Easter Festival.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Asante expressed his gratitude to the organizers and people of Kwahu for the consideration given him. He said, “this award is an inspiration and challenge for me to work harder and excel in my role.”
MTN Mobile Money has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security standard certification, according to Ghana’s lead telecommunications operator.
A press release by MTN Wednesday said MTN Mobile Money is the first to receive this certification in Ghana’s telecommunications industry and was granted after a rigorous assessment by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). The certification specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of Mobile Money operations in Ghana. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the Mobile Money service.
In today’s globalised world, companies and institutions all over the world, no matter their size, are seriously leveraging Information Communication Technology (ICT) to transform their operations.
This, they do in order not to get lost within competition. They also heavily rely on ICT to enable them to offer reliable services to their customers and clients, wherever and whenever.
The latest industry report on the performances of telecommunication operators in Nigeria puts Globacom in the lead in new Internet subscriber acquisition.
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