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GSMA, WBA collaborate to simplify Wi-Fi hotspot access for smartphones, tablets

The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) are working together to simplify connectivity to Wi-Fi hotspots from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The initiative will enable automatic authentication of mobile devices on Wi-Fi networks, a GSMA statement announcing the collaboration said March 20, 2012. “The joint initiative …

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Affordable handsets, social media boom to drive mobile broadband markets in Ghana, other African countries – Frost & Sullivan

Over the past years, the West and Central African region has witnessed a dramatic increase in mobile broadband connections, mainly due to the surge in mobile broadband connections in Ghana and Nigeria. According to business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (F&S), effective regulatory environments have made Nigeria and …

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NEPAD e-school conference ends in Accra

Government is committed to implement appropriate policies to ensure that Information Communication Technology (ICT) become the main tool to enhance teaching and learning in all schools. Reverend Emmanuel Dadebo, Head of Teacher Education Division of Ghana Education Service, who made this known on Tuesday said government would therefore, ensure that …

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Social media campaign on Ghana’s biometric registration launched

BloggingGhana, an NGO, has launched an online and offline campaign to assist eligible Ghanaians to register in the on-going biometric voters registration exercise which started last Saturday, March 24. The campaign, titled: “iRegistered”, aims to woo eligible Ghaniaans to visit their local registration centres and register, since it is not …

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Over GH¢60m worth of funds was transfered under e-zwich in 2011 – GhIPSS

Money transfer transactions through the e-zwich payment system saw a significant growth in 2011, going up by over 147 percent compared over the same period in 2010. Over GH¢60.6 million worth of funds were transferred last year compared to 24.5 million Ghana cedis in the previous year. In terms of …

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Africa’s internet and broadband grows due to infrastructure – Report

Growth in Africa’s internet and broadband sector has accelerated in recent years, due to improvements in infrastructure, the arrival of wireless access technologies and lower tariffs, according to Internet World Stats report 2011. Internet World Stats is an International website that features up to date world Internet Usage, Population Statistics, …

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Private partnership important in NEPAD e-school initiative – Lee Ocran

Mr Lee Ocran, Minister of Education on Monday said government would collaborate with stakeholders in the private sector for partnership towards the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) e-school initiative in West Africa. He said private sector participation was laudable since it would expand the access to quality education, prepare …

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ITU, SBC sign agreement on e-waste

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) have signed an agreement aimed at protecting the environment from the adverse effects of e-waste. The pact is expected to strengthen international collaboration to promote environmentally sound management of e-waste. “…with the signing of the ITU-SBC Administrative …

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China’s Huawei powers Ghana’s Presidency with hi-tech telepresence conference system

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday outdoored a telepresence conference system at the Presidency in Osu Castle, Accra. The system forms part of a three-million-dollar equipment, donated by Huawei Technologies Ghana SA, in different locations, in fulfilment of a pledge by the mother company, Huawei Technologies China, when President …

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NITA holds consultative meeting with IT managers

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) on Friday organised a day’s consultative meeting for Information Technology (IT) managers of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on new products and service at the agency in Accra. Mr William Tevie, Director General of NITA, said the agency over the years had established …

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