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NCA grants GRIDCo licence to operate Terrestrial Fibre Network

The Ghana Grid Company’s Telecommunication Business Unit (GRIDTel) has obtained a licence from the National Communication Authority (NCA) to build and operate a National Terrestrial Fibre Network. The management of GRIDTel secured the licence from the National Communications Authority last year to operationalise the fibre network. Mr George Sasraku Nipa, …

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South Africa to learn from Ghana’s digital address system

The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Lulu Xingwana, has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s digital property address system, saying it shows the country’s readiness to adopt innovation to leapfrog its technological drive for rapid economic growth. She made the observation when she led a team of MBA students from the …

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GRA closes down Surfline over unpaid GH¢37.3m taxes

The Debt Management and Compliance Enforcement Unit of  the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has closed down the Head Office of the Surfline Communication Limited at Roman Ridge for un-paid taxes to the tune of GH¢37.3 million. The amount comprises of Value Added Tax, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Communication …

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Third prosecution witness in NCA case to be heard in camera

Lawyers from the State’s Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday applied for an in-camera hearing for the third Prosecution Witness in the case of the National Communication Authority (NCA) with the reason that his evidence would bother on National Security. Led by Madam Yvonne Attakora Buobisa, the Director of Public Prosecution …

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Mobile money interoperability accounts for 12% of GhIPSS products

Cross network mobile money transactions represents 12 percent of products and services offered by Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), just four months after its introduction. This performance shows its growing patronage and the general uptake in electronic payments in the country. GhIPSS is a wholly owned subsidiary of …

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President Commissions Revenue Assurance and Traffic Monitoring Centre

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday commissioned the National Communications Authority’s (NCA) Computer Emergency Response Team (NCA-CERT), and the Revenue Assurance and Traffic Monitoring Centre, a move critical to government‘s  agenda to digitise the country. The NCA-CERT is a function of the Authority charged to protect the NCA and …

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Government would provide funding to address cyber security – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday assured that government would provide the funding for the critical infrastructure needed to ensure Ghana’s cyber security, to protect the people, the economy and the country’s national security. Furthermore, as part of efforts to secure Ghana’s cyber space, government, he said, was to …

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Vodafone partners Kwese to introduce video on-demand

Vodafone Ghana has partnered multiplatform broadcaster, Kwese, to bring the video on-demand and live television (TV) content to the public through its video streaming service; Kwese Play. The partnership would make it possible for Ghanaians to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafone’s high speed ‘fibre-to-the-home’ or ADSL …

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Create adequate awareness on cyber crime vulnerabilities – Expert

Dr. Herbert Gustav Yankson,  Director in charge of  Cyber Crime Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters has noted that Ghana’s vulnerabilities and lack of awareness of risks in the internet space was worrying. He said it was contributory to increases in cyber fraud cases in the country and …

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Japanese Nano Technology Company to establish plant in Ghana

M-TEchX Inc, a Japanese Nano Technology Company, is to establish a plant in Ghana to produce Nano fibre for oil and gas and medical cleaning. The company would partner Waste Management companies to collect the plastic waste generated as a raw material for the production of the nano fibre. Nano …

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