NCR welcomes new Telecoms Chamber
TELECOMS| June 6, 2011, 5:48 p.m.
By Nana Appiah-Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Ghana’ s Network of Communications Reporters has welcomed the new CEO of the country’ s new Telecoms Chamber.
The Network of Communications Reporters (NCR) has welcomed the appointment of Kweku Sayi-Addo as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly-formed Ghana Telecoms Chamber.
The network said it was particularly delighted at the appointment in view of the rich experience Sakyi-Addo holds in various fields. It described the appointment as timely and appropriate.
The Dean of the NCR, Charles Benoni Okine noted that at a time when the telecommunications sector had seen tremendous growth in spite of the challenges, the network was of the belief that Sakyi-Addo would use his vast experience to serve as an interface between the various telecom companies on the one hand, and government, the sector regulator and other key partners in the business on the other.
The network also described as “ heart-warming” a pledge by the new CEO that he would ensure that his outfit contributed ideas and technical expertise to help craft policies for the rapidly growing telecoms sector.
Many consumers of the various telecom operators have expressed deep concerns about the quality of work they receive, an issue the regulator and the sector ministry have also complained about.
As a result, the NCR expects the new CEO to help address the concerns impartially to make the telcos redeem their image and ensure that consumers receive good value for money.
The NCR has also been concerned about the recent run-ins between local telcos and the National Lottery Authority (NLA) over promotional activities.
The NCR expressed the hope that the Chamber would prevail on players in the industry to play by the rules and not do anything to bring their image into disrepute.
In its quest to play its role in this vibrant sector, the NCR pledged its support in the Chamber’ s endeavors.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
Phase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of NigerSub-regional telecoms infrastructure company, Phase3 Telecoms said it has started the deployment of aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in Niger Republic. Read More
Predatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCCNigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is worried that in the transmission cable market, predatory pricing, denial of access to viable routes and discriminatory and arbitrary pricing is the order of the day. Read More
USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn targetContributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators have surpassed the targetted sh2.5 billion. Read More
MTN Ghana invests 460 Million Ghana Cedi into operationsMTN has told editors at an annual meeting in Accra that it is committing a total of GH.C 46O Million to improving its network this year. Read More
Airtel deepens competition with SmartConnectThe scramble for subscriber acquisition in the telecoms industry has taken a new turn as Airtel has unveiled a new marketing strategy to grow its subscriber numbers in a bid to unseat Globacom as second largest operator in the country. Read More
Togo government to regenerate Togo TelecomTogo's government has vowed to rebuild Togo Telecom with a regeneration package that includes a network upgrade, better customer service and high speed internet at affordable rates. Read More
Ghana ICH poses ‘telecoms monopoly risk’The Head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team at a private law firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has questioned the National Communication Authority's decision to appoint a Ghanaian company to operate the national interconnect exchange and financial clearing house. Read More
NAPAfrica: peering boosts cross border businessNAPAfrica says that the African continent has yet to fully realise the benefits of peering. Read More
PwC launches ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity’ reportThe African continent is crossed by five trends: demographic change, urbanisation, technological changes, the transfer of economic power and climate change, says a new PwC report. Read More
FEATURED STORY2bn priced out of internet access
A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHVillagers get solar training at Barefoot College
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.
COMPANY NEWSMTN Group Sustainability Report released
MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...