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Research Institute to train 1,000 girls in STEM education

The Space Science Systems Research Institute (SSSRI), an independent research institute, has announced plans to train 1000 girls at the basic and senior high schools nationwide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) estimated to cost about $200,000. The programme, with the slogan: “Get 1000 Girls in STEM Education” is …

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Vodafone partners Facebook to introduce Express Wi-Fi service to Ghanaians 

Vodafone Ghana has unveiled the “ExpressWifi by Facebook” Service to give the public especially underserved digital revolution areas, an opportunity to access fast internet connectivity at affordable rates. Express Wi-fi is a programme that enables retail entrepreneurs to offer fast and affordable Wi-fi services at hotspots spread across communities and …

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Ghana host international workshop on Dish Conversion for radio astronomy

The Ghana Space Science Technology Institute (GSSTI), of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), opened an international Dish Conversion workshop on the mobilisation of radio astronomy technology, for economic development. Professor Dickson Adomako, the Director of the Ghana Space Science Technology Institute, at the opening ceremony in Accra, said the …

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MTN settles $8b illegal repatriation case with Nigerian government for $53m

Nigerian authorities in August 2018 accused MTN of illegal repatriation of funds to its parent company, MTN Group of South Africa. The Central Bank of Nigeria ordered MTN to refund an amount of $8.134 billion that it illegally remitted to MTN Group based in Johannesburg, over a period of nine …

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GhIPSS to roll out e-commerce payment solution in 2019

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System Ltd (GhIPSS) will this year roll out a key project that would enable businesses, both small and big, including public institutions to receive payment online. e-Commerce business has picked up significantly in Ghana with its ripple effect on courier services. The biggest challenge, …

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MPEG LA enforces court verdicts against Huawei and ZTE for patent infringements

MPEG LA is enforcing a court decision against two technology companies Huawei and ZTE for infringing on patents. The court decision is being enforced pending an appeal. MPEG LA, provider of one-stop licenses for standards and other technology platforms, announced in November 2018, that patent holders in its AVC/H.264 Patent …

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Vodafone gets provisional 4G license for $30m

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has named Vodafone Ghana as winner of the one of the recently auctioned 2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800MHz Band for mobile services. A statement from the NCA said this followed successful financial negotiations between Vodafone and the regulator. The auction process begun in …

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