Ghana

Ghana's Airtel, Tigo complete merger
Airtel, Tigo merger taking shape
NCA will not renew Expresso licence in 2019, report says
NCA grants conditional approval to Tigo and Airtel merger
Rural areas to receive improved 3G through 900MHz rollout
Vodafone seeking 4G licence, NCA reluctant to drop spectrum price
Expresso to rebrand as Celltel by end of year
MTN Ghana knocks 2.9m million ‘inactive’ lines off network following reclassification
Government maintains no plans to reduce 4G spectrum fees
Vodafone launches fibre service in Kumasi
MTN Ghana to increase number of 4G sites and expand fibre network
MTN Ghana to expand rural coverage in partnership with GIFEC, Ericsson
Ghanaian cellcos instructed to cover unserved area
Google brings new investors on board at CSquared
Ghanaian regulator orders MNOs to improve QoS
MTN Ghana gearing up for 2017 IPO
Millicom and Airtel sign Ghana merger agreement
Vodafone Ghana launches fibre broadband
Tigo Ghana deploys DC-HSPA+ solution, report says
Orange in talks to acquire Tigo Ghana
Airtel, Tigo in Ghana merger talks
MTN Ghana marked for 35% stake sale
Ghana to revoke Expresso’s operating licence
MTN unveils fibre broadband service
Ghanaian parliament approves Interconnect Clearinghouse regulations
iWay Ghana deploys Radwin network solution for corporate clients
MTN Ghana launches 4G LTE in all regions
Ghana amends Electronic Communications (Interconnect Clearinghouse) Regulations
Orange in talks with MIC over potential takeovers in Africa
MTN Ghana commercial 4G launch expected in June
MTN Ghana to invest USD96m in network upgrades
MTN Group net income slumps 37% in 2015
Ghana cancels plans to scrap 20% smartphone tax
BusyInternet launches 4G network under 'Busy' banner
BusyInternet planning 4G launch by end-January
MTN Ghana wins spectrum in 800MHz band
Ghana's NCA announces four bidders for 800MHz licences
MIC reshuffles Helios shares for 24% stake in parent company
Google to deliver fibre to Ghana via Project Link
Airtel Ghana surpasses 4m subscribers
MTN Group and Liquid Telecom buddy up to extend African footprint
Tigo to invest USD24m in 3G network expansion; will deploy 275 new cell sites
Bharti Airtel earns USD1.3bn from African tower sales; more transactions pending
Afrimax exploring 4G options in Ghana?
Sudatel plans Ghana exit by year-end, eyes 16m subs by 2020
Airtel Ghana, VeriFone partner to speed up mobile money transactions
Vodafone Ghana completes USD700m investment one year behind target
Airtel Ghana extends fibre footprint; boosts mobile speeds to 42Mbps
Surfline set to receive USD15m investment boost
Ghanaian Airtel Money transactions double to record high of 1m in March
Ghanaian digital migration deadline pushed back to Feb-16
Ghanaian SIM re-registration to commence by end-2015
MTN Ghana to invest USD122m in network upgrades during 2015
Zipnet taps Alepo for BSS/OSS framework
Vodafone, Tigo contest NCA’s on-net fixed tariff plans
NCA: Ghana will not achieve digital migration deadline
Surfline, Huawei to expand 4G LTE coverage in Ghana
Tigo Ghana completes USD1 million backbone upgrade in Volta Region
Ghanaian MNP passes two million ports
SIM box fraud causes Ghana to lose over USD30 million in six months
Spectra Wireless, Microsoft launch Africa’s first commercial ‘white space’ network
NCA requests applications for three new telecoms licences
Internet.org launched for Airtel Ghana subscribers
Vodafone, iROKOtv introduce VoD service
Airtel Ghana joins Cignifi, WSBI to trial mobile savings product
Ericsson to manage Tigo Ghana’s networks
Parliament wades into NCA, telcos dispute
MTN Ghana spends GHS311m on infrastructure in 2014
NCA claims that telecoms tariffs will not increase in 2015
Ghana to suspend 20% smartphone tax in 2015
NCA opens consultation on three new licences
MTN Ghana restores interconnection with Expresso
Ghana mulls scrapping 20% import tax on handsets
Tigo Ghana invests USD3.2m in overhead fibre project
Vodafone Ghana will not block Expresso calls
Vodafone mulling Ghana Stock Exchange listing
NCA wades into MTN, Expresso call block dispute
Surfline secures USD30m for LTE expansion
Thuraya satellite services launch in twelve Airtel Africa countries
MTN Group reports 219m subscribers at end-September; data revenue now accounts for 17% of turnover
Ghana's handset vendors call for removal of 20% import tax
Blu Telecoms partners with Huawei for TDD-LTE launch
Expresso Ghana business 'remodelled' to host MVNOs
Ghana's NCA to introduce four new licence categories ‘soon’
Airtel mulling Ghana consolidation
Surfline launches FDD-LTE services in Accra, Tema
Sudatel posts H1 net profit of USD24m; agrees sale of Ghanaian unit
NCA lifts Vodafone Ghana ban
MTN Ghana meets five QoS benchmarks in six regions
Tigo Ghana to upgrade network infrastructure
NCA bans Vodafone from signing up new subscribers
Surfline Communications trials LTE ahead of commercial launch
TI Sparkle, Dolphin Telecom establish IP PoP in Ghana
NCA may sanction Vodafone over network problems
Vodafone Ghana restores services following network outage
Tigo Ghana inks USD2m deal to expand mobile money service
Expresso barred from providing promotions after QoS breaches
MTN Ghana responds to QoS survey results
Glo Mobile Ghana tops QoS survey in 2012/13
Airtel concerned over fibre cuts; MTN takes construction companies to court over fibre damage
Airtel signs satellite pact with Thuraya
MTN Ghana to invest GHC311m in 2014
Ghana receives USD3.8m grant to boost the ICT sector
Ghanaian cellcos ordered to re-run SIM registration
Vodafone Ghana upgrades its network in seven locations
JGC calls off Expresso deal
Blu Telecoms to launch LTE in 2014
Jospong Group Companies set to acquire Expresso
Vodafone Ghana invests USD22.9m in network expansion
Vodafone Ghana provides stable internet to smartphone users
Glo Mobile backs out of co-trenching agreement
NCA to charge annual rent on new mobile number blocks
MTN subscribers suffer airtime credit loss
Question marks raised over Kasapa Telecom ownership
MTN Ghana to upgrade RAN network
Vodafone Ghana ordered to pay USD11m to International Rom
Aviat Networks upgrades MTN Ghana’s backbone capacity
Sudatel to sell its stake in Expresso
MTN Group closed out third quarter with 203.8m subscribers
Gilat Satcom establishes PoP in Ghana
Huawei demonstrates LTE in Ghana
Global wholesale carrier expands African footprint
Bharti bolsters African links with Africa Connect network
MTN’s subscribers unmoved by compensation offer
NCA reports 817,202 ported numbers since MNP launch
New round of QoS sanctions in Ghana
MTN Ghana to compensate customers for network disruptions
MTN reports 22% rise in first-half profit, beats market estimates
NCA fines all six mobile operators for breaching QoS parameters
Glo, Vodafone accused of owing KMA millions
Bharti grants greater freedom to African chiefs
Alcatel-Lucent and Surfline to deploy 4G LTE in Ghana
Ghana’s Parliament approves Customs and Excise Amendment Bill
Ghana delays plans to raise CST with 6%
Ghana to impose additional 6% tax on mobile calls
Tech Mahindra and Surf Line ink USD20mn deal
MTN invests USD52.34m to improve network
Expresso ACE fibre link ready for launch
NCA fines five companies USD460,000 for poor service
MTN Group reports 195.4m subs at end-March
Ghana's mobile subscribers reached 26.33m at end-February
NCA says no LTE in near future
Sudatel plots mass exodus; African subsidiaries up for grabs
Operators sue government over double taxation
MTN Ghana outlines spending plans for 2013
Airtel to deploy Wi-Fi throughout Africa
Text on fire? Hot news for kings of neon
Ghana's wireless subscriber base grew by more than 20% in 2012
NCA lifts MTN Ghana ban
Ghana’s cellcos plead innocence over alleged SIM registration breaches
Alca-Lu to boost Bharti’s African networks
MTN Ghana ordered to cease new SIM sales after regulator slams network quality
Cable cuts continue to cause concern in Ghana
Vodafone Ghana CEO highlights broadband progress
Bharti, Ericsson overhaul networks in 16 African countries
Ghana’s telcos reveal USD5m costs due to cable cuts
MTN Group reports 182.7m subscribers; raises full-year forecast
Alcatel-Lucent supporting e-government project in Ghana
Go Glo go; Ghana’s newest cellco hits two million subs
Ghana gets new rural wireless networks
Slight fall in market share at Vodafone Ghana, as Glo passes the one million subscriber mark
Telcos agree to co-share ducts
Vodafone Ghana CEO hopes for stock market listing
German government invests in Ghana
MNP chalks up first birthday in Ghana
Ghana eyes digital dividend boost to mobile broadband
Ghana-Togo-Burkina Faso fibre link completed
Airtel Ghana continues fight against SIM box fraud
Glo Mobile pays USD200,000 fine for delayed launch
More QoS problems on Ghana’s mobile networks
Tigo Ghana uses hybrid power solution to connect rural areas
Ghana’s NITA moves from WiMAX to LTE
MTN Ghana inks USD276m syndicated loan for network expansion
Tigo launches Ghana’s first unlimited mobile internet plans
MTN and Expresso hit with QoS fines
Ghana gets Glo with new arrival
WACS on, hats off to African submarine bandwidth
Glo Mobile at risk of losing Ghana licence
Expresso expects ACE cable landing soon
Ghana wins African internet speed test
Industry wants less taxation to reward telco investment
MTN Ghana targets 11m subs this year
1.5 million SIM cards deactivated as part of registration process
Ghana gives unregistered mobile users a one-month reprieve
7.5 million mobile users in danger of deactivation
Digital switchover to be completed in 2014
SIM registration deadline set for 3 March
Glo boss claims success for number reservation plan, but still no launch date
Tigo losing ground to Vodafone in Ghana
NCA sets new interconnection rates covering 2012-2014
Glo Mobile Ghana kicks off launch plan with ‘Number Reservation Campaign’
Airtel Ghana launches HSPA+ service
Vodafone leapfrogs Tigo to claim second place in mobile race
Here we Glo again: start-up commits to 19 January launch
Going for a no Glo everybody: start-up postpones launch
Minister announces telecoms ‘revamp’
Regulator fines five telcos a total of USD751,990 over ‘poor services’
Ghana’s Globacom sets 17 November launch date
Trial opens to consider Ghana Telecom sale
Government announces plan to decentralise NCA
Glo Mobile will be go mobile by year-end; plans ‘aggressive’ launch
NCA reports 105,678 total mobile ports in September
Minister hints at spectrum grab to reallocate dormant frequencies
Alca-Lu keen to ensure Ghana leads Africa’s LTE deployment
World Bank: Ghanaian telecoms investment reached USD1.1billion in 1998-2008
Regulator to get tough on operators providing poor quality mobile services
Ghana’s MNP gathers momentum
Are you going to Glo my way? Asks government
ATC and Eaton invest USD128m in MTN, Vodafone in Ghana
6,000 subscribers switch in the first fortnight of MNP for Ghana
Ghana mobile base tops 19.19m in June; fixed users stable
Alca-Lu sets sights on Ghana for LTE rollout
Glo 1 fibre-optic cable goes live in Ghana
Ghana: 85% of SIMs registered
MNP set for 1 July
Regulator issues BWA licence to GoldKey Properties
Ministry: local businesses must hold 30% of telcos?
NCA: mobile, fixed penetration reached 75.4% at end-2010
IFC announces Helios Towers Africa investment
Vodafone Ghana, Huawei sign five-year managed service contract
NCA reports 16.78m mobile users at end-October; cellular penetration reaches 71.7%
MTN hives off Ghanaian tower assets into JV with American Tower
Minister calls on NCA to stop Vodafone Ghana from killing off ISPs
India’s VNL looking for Ghanaian partners to improve rural wireless access
Expresso officially relaunches former Kasapa Telecom network
Aptilo selected to deploy DiscoveryTel Ghana’s 4G network
NCA asked to launch inquiry into telcos’ promotions and tariff cuts
Regulator names PortingXS to implement MNP in Ghana
MTN Ghana deploys ‘Blade Cluster’ switch to improve network quality
Swedish credit agency supports Zain Ghana equipment deal
Ghanaian government clears way for Glo launch
DTG refutes suggestion it is building a WiMAX network
Intracom inks USD1.2m WiMAX deal with DiscoveryTel Ghana
Mobile SIM registration enters into force
Main One to launch on 1 July
Street protests erupt as thousands bemoan woeful mobile phone services
Glo Mobile’s launch looks like fizzling out
Ghana sees 2013 as probable date for DTT switchover
MTN to construct offshore broadband network for Ghana’s oil industry
Regulator, Vodafone to introduce new number codes on 1 May
Minister says MNP will begin in 2011
Zain gives customers a Zap
NCA brings down shutters on new licence awards
MTN Ghana picks Ericsson to extend mobile broadband network
Vodafone, GT court hearing adjourned until 9 March
Minister readies Globacom launch on Independence Day, cellco not so sure
Bob Palitz resigns from Kasapa post
Kasapa reports success in Kludjeson court appeal
Regulator confirms July 2011 date for SIM registration
Ministry announces blanket ban on telecom masts
Tigo offloads 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana
Minister says MNP will be introduced ‘soon’
MTN Ghana, Huawei deploy UMTS900 network; claim a first for Africa
Ghana to set up international calls clearing house this year?
ACE cable adds six additional members
SFO launches investigation into Vodafone sale contract
Phase3 updates international fibre-optic launch plans
Vodafone Ghana retracts statement following MNP error
Kasapa and MNP: Vodafone is ‘dead wrong’
Vodafone seeking MNP in Ghana
Committee recommends renegotiation of GT sale, reports say
Leaked government report claims sale of GT was ‘unconstitutional and illegal’
Fibre-optic cable lands in Ghana
Labour Commission calls temporary halt to Vodafone’s redundancy plan
Vodafone Ghana to eliminate all but two exchanges, reports say
Ghana completes review of Vodafone sale
ISPs request tax exemption
MoC will not license new telecom operators
Globacom begins work on cable system to support broadband internet service
Vodafone to restructure Ghanaian unit in line with ‘best practices’
Report finds Ghana’s cellcos average USD5 a month per subscriber
State to invest in national broadband project
Zain secures IFC funding for network expansion
Glo a go as EPA gives permission to erect towers
Vodafone reports 800k net adds in two months
NPP leader denies taking ‘incentives’ for Vodafone vote
Ghana ministry orders cellcos to obtain permits for telecom masts
MTN’s Ghana unit launches mobile TV
Ghana and Burkina Faso discuss fibre-optic interconnection
Vodafone to invest USD700m in Ghana
New administration to review Vodafone deal
Vodafone rebrands Ghana Telecom
Glo Mobile says EPA is slowing its network rollout
NCA: mobile penetration topped 98% in January
GT-OneTouch to expand mobile coverage in Volta Region
Ghana now has nearly eleven million phone connections
Ghana to push on with MNP; GT to install SIM phones in 250 communities
Work starts on USD200m Main One Cable linking Ghana, Nigeria
MTN Ghana announces launch of HSDPA service
Government may review GT sale, paper says
GT inks 3G deal with Huawei
MTN Ghana receives new ‘054’ network code; prepares for 3.5G launch
Zain launches 3.5G network in Ghana
Main One Cable Company secures landing licences
GT claims major advances post Vodafone takeover
Celtel completes WESTEL privatisation
Ghana plans bond issue to clear GT’s USD228m of debt
GT-OneTouch launch fixed GSM phones for schools
CPP refuses to let dust settle on GT sale
Accra ratifies GT sale to Vodafone
Ghana recalls parliament to discuss Vodafone’s GT offer
Globacom sets out two million subscriber target in first year
Parliament blocks GT sale; decision delayed at least a month
Opposition delivers petition to parliament over GT sale
Vodafone seals the deal to buy Ghana Telecom
Westel becomes Zain, commercial services to arrive this year
Vodafone tipped to take 66.7% stake in GT
Warid lodges objection to Glo Mobile licence award
Government dithers on GT privatisation issue
Glo Mobile Ghana pays USD50.1 million for sixth licence
Glo Mobile revealed as winner of sixth mobile licence
GT to expand services to northern parts of Western Region
FonTV fun for Ghana
Vodafone in talks for Ghana stake; WESTEL to re-brand as Zain, launch 3G
NCA says MNP on the way
NCA forges on with ‘beauty contest’ for sixth mobile licence
Hutch sells Kasapa
NCA to issue sixth mobile concession
GT inks deal for USD200m bond facility
GT to offer IPTV service from April
Ghana’s mobile base tops seven million-mark
Minister refutes rumours of GT sale suspension
GT sale suspended due to low bids
Government’s airtime tax to become ad valorem tax
Allterra, Volta River Authority begin BPL tests
Vodacom to up bid for GT
Ghana rejects PT’s Ghana Telecom bid
GT issues USD200 million bond
Celtel takes formal control of WESTEL
Tigo wins debt financing to fund network expansion
Cellcos unite to say no to airtime tax
FT wins GT stake, papers say
Ghana’s pay-as-you-go airtime tax could ring hollow for strategic investors
SingTel keen to bid for Ghana Telecom stake, says Reuters
Zain acquires WESTEL stake for USD120m
SingTel interested in GT stake, paper says
NCA raps MTN, OneTouch for poor service quality
SFO accuses Scancom of massive GHC8 trillion fraud
Regulator brings in new mobile pre-paid registration rules
MTN to pour USD387m into improving its Ghana unit
Celtel offers government up to USD150m for its WESTEL stake
GT rolls out broadband to Northern and Upper regions
New Electronic Transaction Bill ready to go before parliament
NCA to get tough with failing telecoms providers
MTN to rebrand Spacefon Areeba – soon
GT-OneTouch offers international roaming to pre-paid customers
Kasapa looks to set the record straight following High Court ruling
Afritel hints at Ghana launch
Telekom Malaysia receives USD52 million settlement to bow out of GT
Government confirms sale of WESTEL shares for USD250 million, reports say
Kinz Telecom claims WESTEL Prize
WESTEL privatisation enters home stretch
Africaonline (Ghana) to retain its name following Telkom acquisition
GT installs interim board to replace Telenor
Vodacom reveals targets
Ghana’s OneTouch brings mobile data to the masses
Government puts WESTEL up for sale
GT-OneTouch introduces GPRS/MMS services
WESTEL receives licence to operate mobile service in Ghana
Celtel evaluating plans to build mobile network in Ghana
Ghana claims to beat teledensity target by six months
Tigo sees 90% population coverage by 2007
Kasapa Telecom launches new service
Ghana to get pre-mobile WiMAX
GT to roll out broadband to Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions in 2006
Government gives green light to privatise GT
NCA ranks Kasapa Telecom as ‘top’ mobile provider in 1H 2006, but Areeba gets slapped wrist
NCA to increase pace of competition
ONEtouch introduces new VAS, OneChat
GT to receive USD15 million worth of equipment from Alcatel Shanghai
China loans Ghana USD66 million for telecoms projects
Kasapa extends network coverage, launches voicemail service
It’s eazy with Ghana Telecom’s Eazyfone
Celtel targets USD500 million entry in Angola, Senegal and Ghana
GT’s USD40 million bond issue ratified by the SEC
Ministry scotches reports of MTN WESTEL takeover
GT secures USD40 million in bonds to expand, upgrade networks
One Dial still on hold for licence
Millicom Ghana becomes Tigo under MIC rebrand
Ghana says telephone users top three million mark
WESTEL now a fully state-owned company
Ghana’s President makes pledge to deal with poor mobile services
Ghanaian ministry to develop broadband networks
Communications Ministry intercedes to resolve Areeba, One Touch dispute
GT expands BFWA network with USD3 million Alvarion contract
NCA to licence new fixed line operators next year
InvestCom awards Ericsson USD31 million deal
Areeba increases pre-paid card airtime
Kasapa launches 1x services
Ghanaian government facing ‘Herculean task’ after hapless builder bulldozes GT cabling
Unfair interconnection a cause for GT grief
Cactel pushing for PLC
GT cuts 400 temporary staff from the payroll
Kasapa signs up ZTE for 1x network
GT expansion continues
Kasapa to go digital in August
GT to push ahead with much delayed upgrades and expansion plans
Spacefon gets IFC funding
NCA denies knowledge of rogue ISP
State and Telekom Malaysia settle Ghana Telecom dispute
Telecom expands to Bibiani
GT expansion underway
Spacefon increases network capacity in response to threats of legal action
Minister announces new private investor for GT within months
Siemens announces USD30 million contract with GT
GT launches pre-pay system and announces mobile expansion
GT steps up network rollout
PalmOne shares soar after good 4Q
GT begins nationwide GSM payphone rollout
Scancom to roll out Africa’s first EDGE network
Ericsson to give Scancom the EDGE
Alcatel wins nationwide network deal
Taxes for debt to help Ghana Telecom