Tag Archives: Vodafone

Vodafone sells down stake in South Africa’s Vodacom


Vodafone has sold down its stake in South African subsidiary Vodacom by 5.2 percentage points, it announced on Wednesday, sending the African mobile firm’s share price down by more than 6 percent. The sale of 90 million shares for 14.85 billion rands ($1.15 billion) in a private placement reduces Vodafone’s stake in Vodacom to 64.5 percent. The sale follows Vodafone’s ...

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Vodafone launches service line for hearing impaired

hearing impaired

Vodafone Ghana, a mobile network provider, has launched a dedicated customer service line for the hearing impaired in the country. The initiative, known as Super Care, forms part of Vodafone’s compliance measures in connection with the government’s digital- inclusion project. The service will enable the hearing and speech impaired to have access to services provided by the network without any ...

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GRA to sell off Vodafone assets within 14 days over tax default


The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has served notice that it will be compelled to sell off the assets of National Communications Backbone Company (NCBC) within the next fourteen days should the company fail to provide proof to benefit from capital gains tax reliefs. The NCBC, which is a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana is reported to have defaulted in capital gains ...

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Communication Ministry vows to fix call interruptions

Communication Ministry Vow to fix call interruptions

The Communication Ministry has pledged to address issues of service interruptions from telcos to consumers. A Deputy Minister for Communications, George Andah told Citi Business News the ministry is engaging with the various telcos on how best to address the challenges they face. Telcos in the country have complained of unreliable power supply, as well as high taxes among other ...

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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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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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MTN dominates Market as Mobile Voice Penetration hits 136%

Mobile Voice Penetration

The total number of mobile voice subscriptions in the country increased from 35.0 million as of the end of 2015 to 38.3 million by the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage rise of 9.42 per cent and brings the total penetration rate in the period to 136.34 per cent. Who gained? During that period, MTN maintained its dominance ...

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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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