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Title: The Effects of Government Regulations on the Mobile Communication Telephony In Ghana
Authors: Nanevie, Frederick Atsu
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2012
Abstract: The government of Ghana embarked on a liberalisation programme of the telecommunication sector in the latter part of the 20th century due to the inability of the national telecommunication company, Ghana Telecom to expand its services across the country with its fixed line systems. The liberalisation programme was initiated by the sale of a stake in Ghana Telecom to a private investor firm and the licensing of the first mobile service provider, Millicom Ghana limited (Tigo) in 1992. To promote competition in the sector, more mobile service providers were issued licenses, which included Spacefon (MTN), Celltel (Expresso), Airtel (Zain), Onetouch (Vodafone) and Globacomm. The study sought to examine the effects of the government’s liberalisation programme on the mobile communication telephony by comparing and contrasting the pre and post telecommunication reform eras. It was also to evaluate the effects of government liberalisation of the telecommunications sector on the mobile telecommunications telephony in Ghana and to determine how new regulations would affect the mobile communications telephony in Ghana. Data were sourced from both primary and secondary sources. The study revealed that government regulations have significant impact on the operations of mobile phone operators in Ghana. It is recommended that government involves the various stakeholders such as the mobile phone operators and the National Regulatory Authority in creating a regulatory environment which promotes fair practices and competition in order to promote the growth of the mobile communications sector.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration, April, 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4331
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