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Market women told to associate trade with ICT

Market women at the end of a three-day capacity building seminar on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) have been asked to associate trade at the market place with the use of the technology for improvement. Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communication urged the women not to …

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GSMA gets $9.8m to fund mobile money programme for unbanked

Global mobile phone operators’ body, the GSM Association on May 9, 2012 announced that it has received an additional $9.8 million from three institutions to support its successful Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme. The three institutions are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation and Omidyar …

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Mobile money service providers register 60 million customers worldwide – GSMA

At least, sixty million customers have registered for mobile money services globally, according to the 2011 Global Mobile Money Adoption Survey released by the GSMA May 9, 2012. This number of customers was recorded as at June 30, 2011. “The 52 mobile money service providers who participated in our survey …

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Ghana earns $64m from in-bound international calls to mobile in 2011

The mobile telecommunications business is big. In 2010 alone the five mobile phone companies operating in Ghana made a combined profit of GH¢1 billion, approximately $600 million. Last year, 2011, Ghana generated $64 million from taxes on in-bound international calls, the Director of Regulatory Administration at the National Communication Authority …

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Tigo Ghana gets new boss

Tigo Ghana has been assigned a new General Manager (GM) by the Millicom Group and he is due to arrive in Ghana in about a month, Adom News sources have revealed. The new GM, Adil El Youssefi, who has been General Manager of Millicom Chad since January last year, would …

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Ghana NCA to audit international call records of telecoms companies

The National Communication Authority has said in the next three months it would carry out Revenue Assurance Audits of all the monthly call data reports (CDR) of the telecoms companies presented to the NCA to ensure that the number of minutes of international calls they report was accurate. Director of …

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MTN Mobile Money can be used to purchase airline tickets on Starbow

Mobile provider, MTN Ghana says it has expanded its Mobile Money service, making it possible for passengers of domestic airline, Starbow to purchase air tickets with the service. MTN announced the service expansion during a meeting with journalists in Ho, in the Volta region, a press release issued by the …

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Tigo pledges to make life easier for Ghanaians with unlimited Internet packages

Millicom Ghana, operators of the Tigo mobile network say they intend to make life easier for Ghanaians by providing unlimited Internet services to customers. At a media interaction in Accra today May 8, 2012 to launch the service, the General Manager and CEO of Tigo Ghana, Obafemi Banigbe said  the …

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ITU calls for inclusion of ICT at Rio+20 Summit

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has issued a ‘call to action’ to include information and communication technologies (ICT) as catalysts for sustainable development as delegates met in New York late April to negotiate ahead of the Rio+20 conference. The call to include ICT …

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Over 150 Junior High Schools in Northern Ghana benefiting from computerization project

Over 150 Junior High Schools in the Northern region are benefiting from the basic schools computerization project which is part of government’s efforts to encourage the study of science and mathematics in schools. Under the project each beneficiary school is being supplied with laptop computers to encourage the youth to …

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