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Ghana to host first-ever robotics competition for students

Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation will be hosting the first-ever robotics programme and competition for secondary school students in Ghana. The event, Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX), will take place from August 6-10 2012 and it aims to encourage African high school students to study computer science, engineering and …

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MTN promotes cashless Ghanaian economy with mobile money

MTN Ghana has reiterated its commitment to help promote the agenda of cashless society for the benefit of the country. Cashless society is one in which the purchase of goods and services and payment of debts and remittances are done through electronic money media. Mr Ebenezer Asante, Sales and Distribution …

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Apple ipads to hit Ghanaian market through authorised dealers

Ghanaians will now be able to buy genuine Apple ipads following CORE Group Africa, Apple’s distributor, to begin sales through approved outlets in the country. Mrs Taryn Hyam, Communication Manager of CORE Group Africa told journalists in Accra that official distributors of the products would be introduced to customers at …

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New online money transfer platform for Ghanaians in Europe

WorldRemit, a UK-based company, on July 31, 2012 announced it has expanded its online money transfer services to Ghanaians in mainland Europe. This means Ghanaians in the diaspora will now be able to send money to families and friends back home using the company’s variety of payment methods including debit …

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MTN’s mobile money subscribers hit 2 million

MTN, the leading telecommunication company in Ghana, has launched August as the Mobile Money Month to recruit 10,000 new subscribers to patronise the service across the country. The month long programme on the theme: “MTN Mobile Money Creating a Cashless Economy with Your Mobile Phone”. Mr Michael Ikpoki, Chief Executive …

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ITU says 660 million new mobile‐cellular subscriptions added worldwide in 2011

Developing nations helped push mobile cellular subscriptions to reach nearly six billion globally in 2011 as about 660 million new mobile‐cellular subscriptions were added during the year, new data has shown. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) latest data as at June 2012, global mobile penetration has hit 86%. …

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Digital mobile phone comes of age

In July 2012, the digital mobile phone celebrates its 21st birthday. Of course wireless technology is much older, dating to the turn of the 20th century, and analogue cellular mobile phones — so called first-generation (1G) phones — were already around in July 1991 when the Finnish operator, Radiolinja, opened …

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Mobile broadband records 40% annual subscription growth globally in 2011 – ITU

Global mobile broadband has exceeded one billion subscriptions by the end of 2011 recording a 40% annual growth, according to the latest International Telecommunication Union (ITU) data as at June 2012. The ITU argues that mobile broadband has become the single most dynamic ICT service, indicating that although developing countries …

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World Bank unveils new ambitious 2012-2015 ICT plan for developing nations

The World Bank Group on July 25, 2012 released its ambitious new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy aimed at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services, drive innovations and productivity gains, and improve competitiveness. The new strategy spanning from 2012-2015, according to the Washington-based lender, …

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