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The Ghanaian arm of the largest telecom company in Africa has announced its intentions to launch and make operational 5G services in the West African country by 2023. This comes as MTN has yet to fully cover Ghana with its 4G spectrum, but projects to gain 98% 4G coverage by the end of 2022. Currently, MTN’s 4G...

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In 2017, Ghana turned to biometrics to consolidate the identification of its population. The process is already bearing fruit. As of June 28, 2021, more than 15 million new identity cards had already been distributed. The government wants to capitalize on it to further secure the telecoms market. The Ghanaian Ministry of Communications and Digitization will re-identify telecom...

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Mobile and fibre network operator MTN Ghana is adopting the ‘MTN Home’ banner for an ‘affordable’ residential internet service facilitating live streaming, video-on-demand and home automation applications, reports Ghanaian news portal Myjoyonline. MTN Home packages also reportedly promise ‘cheaper data, video and voice services to families’ with national coverage scope, although details of the technology platform or other specifics...

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Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that the delayed national SIM card re-registration exercise will begin on 1 October and run until 31 March 2022, after which date all unregistered SIMs will be blocked. Speaking at a press briefing, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful explained all existing mobile network subscribers will be required to provide their...

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A one-stop platform to enable citizens easily access government services, simplify payments for public services, ensure prompt payments for the services and promote transparency and visibility of internally generated funds has been launched in Accra by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Known as Ghana.gov, and accessible via the website www.ghana.gov.gh or shortcode *222# on...

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Invest In Africa (IIA), an enterprise focused on growing local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver positive economic impacts and create jobs, has partnered with Vodafone Ghana to support local businesses by enhancing their digital capabilities. The partnership will provide local SMEs with tailor-made digital solutions to enable them to adapt...

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The second half of 2021 promises to be rich in opportunities for Ghanaian businessmen. MTN is announcing the sale of some local assets. The telecoms company is continuing its Pan-African quest for the liquidity essential for its transformation. During his three-day working visit to Ghana last week, Ralph Mupita, Chairman and CEO of MTN Group, briefed Mahamudu...

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Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has confirmed that a SIM re-registration programme using the national ID card known as Ghana Card will begin in late June and run until the end of December, following which any unregistered SIMs will be disconnected. Subscribers with a Ghana Card will be able to complete the re-registration process...