Tech & Telecom

Busy4G champions youth agenda

The Afrimax Group, operators of BusyInternet in Ghana, has reiterated its focus to drive the education agenda across its African markets, in line with its strategy to empower the youth through its three-pronged approach, which consists of a graduate development program, a student brand ambassador program, and an online educational platform called JUMP. “A key pillar in our strategy is ...

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MTN to invest US$143m in network expansion


MTN Ghana has plans to roll out a range of network expansion programmes this year to enhance its communications service delivery in a bid to offer product value proposition for its customers. The telecoms company is, therefore, investing an amount of US$143 million in capital expenditure to boost network expansion in order to improve communications service delivery. This year, the ...

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Address network challenges or face sanctions – NCA


The National Communications Authority (NCA) has directed all mobile network operators to within a month’s time; submit a roadmap to address all concerns of quality of service by customers within Accra and Tema. It follows the numerous customer complaints to the Authority over the quality of service challenges. These also range from call drops, poor quality of voice and slow ...

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Expresso may face collapse if…


With the growing competition in Ghana’s telecom industry, telecom analyst, Fouad Chalabi has urged Expresso to concentrate on a section of the market or face extinction by market forces. According to him, the company can direct its investment into providing data while it looks for investors to upgrade its technology from CDMA to GSM. In 2016, Sudan Telecom (Sudatel), owners ...

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MTN Ghana ready to sell its shares this year


Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, is working towards listing on the local bourse as part of the conditions under which it secured the 4G license in 2015. CEO of MTN Ghana, Mr Ebenezer Asante, explains the move to sell part of the company’s shares to Ghanaians is part of the localization that came with the 4G license. “It’s very clear from ...

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What to expect from the Apple iPhone 8

iPhone 8

Apple has been awarded a patent for advanced facial recognition technology boosting rumours about features in the upcoming iPhone 8 and hinting at future areas such as augmented reality (AR) and driverless cars. A number of reports have suggested bolstered recognition technology. Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note last month that the iPhone 8 would feature a ...

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Tigo, Airtel merger create confusion among workers

airtel,tigo merger

The recent announcement of a merger between Tigo and Airtel in Ghana has left workers and customers of both telcos anxious. Some workers of both telcos have been telling Adom News they are now living in uncertainty because they know such mergers come with job cuts and hence are sitting on the edge. Meanwhile, some customers are glad about the ...

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Tigo, Airtel merger leaders to meet NCA

airtel,tigo merger

Sources close to the Tigo-Airtel merger deal in Ghana have hinted that the main actors in the deal will present the details to the National Communications Authority (NCA) this week and subsequently seek its approval. Millicom International Cellular SA and Bharti Airtel last week announced the consolidation of their operations in Ghana but stated the merger is yet to get ...

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Airtel and Tigo merges operations in Ghana


Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”) and Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) today finally announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to combine their operations in Ghana. As per the agreement, Airtel and Millicom would have equal ownership and governance rights in the combined entity. The combined business would ...

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The new Nokia 3310 smartphone

nokia 3310

Finish start up HMD Global, licensed distributors of Nokia phones are set to launch three new Android-based smartphones and a newly revamped famous Nokia 3310 feature phone in the second quarter of this year. All four phones, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones and the new Nokia 3310 is on display at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. At a ...

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