Tech & Telecom

Orange seeks Africa deals as wireless carrier eyes expansion

Orange

Orange SA is seeking deals in Africa as France’s biggest wireless carrier targets the continent as a source of additional revenue growth, according to a company official. “We are looking for acquisition opportunities in Africa, it is a priority region for us,” Yannick Decaux, Orange’s commercial director for Africa, said in an interview in Johannesburg on Thursday. “We are speaking ...

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Telcos expect reforms as new NCA director takes office

Telcos

With the appointment of Joseph Anokye as new Acting Director-General of telecoms regulator National Communications Authority (NCA), the telcos say they are looking forward to institutional and regulatory reforms. While welcoming the Director-General, the telcos also said they want greater collaboration between industry players and the NCA under the new leadership to develop Ghana’s telecoms and ICT sector. Although they ...

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WhatsApp Will Soon Allow Users To Recall/Edit Sent Messages

WhatsApp

WhatsApp could soon grant a wish that many users have been longing for since the app’s inception. It would save users from going into panic mode after sending wrong texts. As per the tweet by WABetaInfo, the upcoming feature will allow the sender to delete a message from receiver’s device if it is not read. For now, the function is ...

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Telcos kick against mobile money intermediary

mobile money

Telecom operators in the country are unhappy about moves by the central bank to impose on them a third-party company which will intermediate in mobile money transactions across different networks. The BoG is said to have contracted a private company to act as the switch for across-network mobile money transactions, with additional cost implications for both consumers and the telcos. ...

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NCA struggles to justify sweetheart ICH deal

NCA

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has courted controversy by awarding a multi-million cedi revenue assurance contract to Afriwave Telecom Ghana Ltd., when Subah Infosolutions is already performing that task. Revenue assurance is a form of audit that verifies directly from the network telecom companies the volume of traffic and juxtapose it with the taxes the companies pay, to correct anomalies. ...

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4G spectrum pricing: Politics, industry progress or consumer interest?

A little over a year ago, the telecoms industry of this country witnessed what could be described as a fierce fight from a hurriedly-constituted group of about ten local companies calling themselves the Ghana ICT Chamber against the move by the previous government to auction two slots in the 800MHz spectrum band compatible with the 4G LTE technology. At the ...

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NCA Stops new 4G policy moves

The NPP transitional team has put the breaks on the telecommunications regulator from implementing some new policies in the 4G space, impeccable sources at the National Communications Authority (NCA) have said. The NCA board and management met with the four BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) license holders, namely Surfline, Blu, Goldkey and Broadband Home on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to discuss ...

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Solar powered mobile computer to promote digital literacy in Mozambique

A technology start-up company in Mozambique called Kamaleon has developed an innovative and engaging way of promoting digital literacy through a shared platform called the “Community Tablet” A press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, says the Community Tablet is a solar powered mobile computer with a touchscreen display and virtual keyboard built in on a trailer to provide Internet access to ...

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