As if mobile operators did not have enough to worry about – with falling revenues and getting to grips with a data world – along comes the prospect of MVNOs. Equity Bank’s recent launch of Equitel is the stuff of nightmares: a respected retail brand outside telecoms creates an MVNO that has already got more than a million activations. Russell Southwood talks to Liudvikas Andriulis, CMO of Effortel, the company that provided the underlying operational platform.
Ghana’s road to the digital broadcasting transition has been a bumpy one. Initially it appointed Chinese Pay TV operator StarTimes to carry out the process but fell out with it and StarTimes is now suing the Government. To replace it, the Government gave the contract to local company K-Net. Russell Southwood talked to its founder Richard Hlomador about what the company is going to do.