Telecoms news from Ghana
A US tech start-up says that it is able to develop an insight into the credit-worthiness of bank loan borrowers from analysising their mobile phone usage. ...more.
The subscriber base in Ghana reached 26.325 million at the end of February, the telecoms regulator has announced -- showing a growth of 1.1% over the previous month. ...more.
Huawei's Ghana office has completed a Graduate Recruitment Workshop for the final year students at KNUST College of Engineering. ...more.
Ghana's telecoms regulator has said that it has no plans to issue 4G licenses to the incumbent mobile networks in the near future. ...more.
Ghana's telecoms regulator has announced that the country ended last year with just under 25.62 million mobile phone subscribers. ...more.
Ghana's MTN has had the sales ban imposed on it by the regulator last November lifted and can again start signing up new customers. ...more.
The mobile network operator, Millicom is to deploy mobile money services for women entrepreneurs throughout Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana. ...more.
Ghana based mobile phone and computer assembly factory owner, RLG Communications has announced plans to spend US$100 million on a new factory by 2014. ...more.
South Africa's MTN Group has delivered what it called a "satisfactory set of results" for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182.7 million. ...more.
Ghana's telecoms companies have signed an agreement to share fibre-optic ducts instead of digging their own individual networks. ...more.
Eaton Towers, the African tower management company, has appointed Gareth Townley as Managing Director and Adnan Quddus as Chief Financial Officer of its Ghanaian operations. ...more.
The CEO of Vodafone's Ghana subsidiary, Kyle Whitehill has said that he expects the company to list some of its shares on the local stock exchange within the next couple of years. ...more.
Airtel Ghana says that it has broken up the third SIM Box fraud gang in less than a week as part of an industry wide clamp down on the illegal devices. ...more.
Ghana's National Communications Authority (NCA) has fined Glo Mobile a total of US$200,000 for missing the network rollout deadlines specified in its operating license. ...more.
Vodafone Ghana says that it has worked with local police to clamp down on the illegal use of SIM Boxes that are used to bypass international call tariffs. ...more.
Ghana's National Communications Authority has again imposed sanctions on MTN, Vodafone and Tigo for various QoS infractions after Quality of Service tests for March, 2012. ...more.
MTN Ghana has raised a locally syndicated loan worth GHS 410 million (US$213 million) in a move which is reported to be the largest the country's banks have signed. ...more.
Ghana's National Communication Authority says that it will be auditing the country's telecoms networks to ensure they are accurately recording international call traffic. ...more.
MTN Ghana has combined philanthropy with commerce - and is offering 150 motorized tricycles to disabled people. ...more.
Call centre staff working for an outsourced provider to Vodafone Ghana have gone on strike over demands related to wages and working conditions. ...more.