Home / ICT (page 140)

ICT

Samsung opens third African “Mobile Flagship Store” in Accra

Samsung Electronics Company Limited, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, has opened “Mobile Flagship Store” to bring the products closer to customers in Accra. The flagship store is an ultra-modern phone store where you can experience and buy authentic Samsung Mobile devices and tablets. The store, which …

Read More »

MIGA issues $6.5m guarantee for internet project in Cameroon

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees of $6.5 million for a project which will establish a wireless network to deliver internet broadband services in three major cities in Cameroon. MIGA granted the investments for the subsidiary of 4G Africa AG of Switzerland, HTT Telecom S.A. in Cameroon, …

Read More »

Educationist condemns use of mobile phones by children

Reverend Canon Timothy Kankam Dwumfour, out-going Sunyani Municipal Director of Education, at the weekend advised parents to restrict their children from the use of mobile phones at an early age. Rev Dwumfour, who gave the advise at a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a six-unit classroom block for the …

Read More »

Glo overtakes Expresso, picks 2% share of Ghana’s telecoms market

New entrant, Glo Mobile, has become the Ghana’s 5th largest telecoms company in terms of subscriber base, overtaking Expresso. The latest mobile subscriber base as at the end of May 2012 released by the National Communications Authority (NCA) shows that Glo has 468,508 subscriber base representing 2% of the total …

Read More »

Sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone: Parliament acted wrongly – Report

It emerged at the Commercial Court’s sitting in Accra on Thursday that Parliament acted in contravention of the 1992 Constitution in July 2008 when it ratified a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) on the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone without the President’s signature. According to an inter-ministerial committee which …

Read More »

Ghana, GSMA to hold telecoms workshop

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications and the GSMA, an organization that represents the interest of mobile operators, worldwide will jointly organize an industry workshop in Accra on Monday, July 9, 2012. It would be on how to expedite the expansion of quality broadband services in Ghana. A statement issued by …

Read More »

HFC Bank acquires high-tech software to enhance operations

HFC bank has acquired state-of-the-art software Custody 2000 (C2K) to facilitate its operations. The software which has been tried and tested in Africa, including Ghana, is a comprehensive software with the ability for settlements processing, corporate actions processing, reporting , SWIFT messaging, fax, email, portfolio valuation to meet regulatory requirement …

Read More »

ITU creates four new focus groups

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said July 4, 2012 that it has formed four new focus groups within the half of 2012. The four groups are – Focus Group on Smart Cable Television; Focus Group on Bridging the Gap: from Innovation to Standards; Focus Group on Disaster Relief Systems, Network …

Read More »

Broadband internet coming to Africa

The digital divide for voice services is closing at a rapid pace in Africa due to the spread of the basic mobile phone. With 500 million mobile phones on the African continent, more than in the US or European Union, Africa is the fastest growing region in the world. However, …

Read More »

ITU worried over perceived “cold war” among members

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has denied but also worried about the growing perception that its membership is becoming polarized on a number of key issues. The UN specialized ICT agency is therefore keen on avoiding what it described as cold war among its membership. Giving the State of the …

Read More »