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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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Ghana government says Agbogbloshie is a treasure for country

The government says the biggest electronic waste scrap yard at Agbogbloshie, Old Fadama in Accra, is a treasure that would be mined and transformed into a world-class biggest electronic waste recycling centre. Currently, Ghana together with its development partners including the Germany Government had identified challenges and was working on …

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Ghana to switch-over to Digital Terrestrial Television next year – Minister

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has said the National Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project switch-over would commence in the first quarter of next year. She said the Ministry had completed the provision of dedicated power to 37 DTT transmission sites in eight regions, namely Eastern, Central, Western, Volta, …

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Ghana on course to have Nuclear Power Plant

Professor Benjamin J. B. Nyarko, the Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), has said Ghana is s on course to owning a Nuclear Power Plant. “Currently we are about exiting the Phase One, which involves, primarily, the decision making level of the country to pursue a Nuclear Power …

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Communications Minister denies requesting information from Bank of Ghana

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications on Thursday denied ever requesting for information or data on balances and transactions of mobile money users from the Bank of Ghana. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful, was answering a question posed by a journalist regarding a letter purportedly written by one Anastasia Marfo, a Special …

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Government rolls out platform to monitor telecoms revenue – Minister

The Government, through the Ministry of Communication, has successfully implemented the Common Monitoring Platform (CMP) to monitor and verify revenues accrued to telecommunication firms. This brings into effect the provision in the Communications Service Tax Act, 2013 (Act 864). Mrs Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, addressing journalists at the Meet-the …

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