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All set for 2nd Mobile World Ghana Telecom Awards

All is set for the 2nd Mobile World Ghana Telecom Awards slated for Friday April 20, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Accra. The annual event, which recognises the achievements of companies in Ghana’s Telecom and ICT sector. There are 17 competitive awards, and four special awards at stake in …

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Ghana’s first apps award to recognise local developers

The first ever awards to recognise and honour application developers in Ghana has been launched. The awards called TopApps Award 2012, was launched Thursday April 5, 2012 in Accra. Some innovations have been seen in the Ghanaian apps circuit in the last few years making some observers of the apps …

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Ghana to create Community Information Centers in all 230 constituencies

The Ghana Government is constructing Community Information Centers in all the 230 Constituencies and ten Regional Innovation Centers to provide access to information and also to serve as learning centres for the citizenry. “The initiative seeks to demystify Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the rural and less served areas of …

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Tablets have no future – Panel of journalists

Tablets as compared to laptops have no future unless producers think outside the box and develop ‘killer hardware’, panelists at the ongoing 6th IFA Global Press Conference 2012 have said. The four technology journalists, Martin Koelling of the Technology Review, Japan, Stewart Wolpin who writes for NBC Universal and Twice …

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Construction works begins on new ICT centre at Kuntanase

Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of a GH¢330,000 modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) resource centre at Kuntanase, capital of the Bosomtwe District. The centre with a facility for post office is being funded by the Communication Ministry and …

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Airtel, IBM organise mobile innovation competition for University of Ghana students

Airtel Ghana, in collaboration with IBM Ghana, is organising a mobile innovation competition for students of the University of Ghana (UG) aimed at building awareness and educating students on issues relating to mobile technology. Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, Philip Sowah, in a release on  Friday explained that Airtel, in …

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Internet businesses thrive on trust – Chinery–Hesse

Mr Herman Chinery–Hesse, Co-Founder SoftTribe and BSL Africa on Thursday said internet businesses depended on trust to survive in the telecommunication sector. He said relationship building was one of the important ingredients in the establishment of an online business. Mr Chinery-Hesse made this observation during a presentation titled “Managing An …

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Telecoms operators fear more revenue leakages as new tech emerges – KPMG

The coming data explosion including the shift to mobile commerce (m-commerce) services and other transformative technologies is expected to have a big impact on revenue leakage among the world’s major telecommunications companies, according to a new survey conducted by KPMG International. KPMG’s second Global Revenue Assurance (RA) survey titled “Entering …

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Ghana’s knowledge economy depends on ICT – Minister

Ghana’s success in the emerging knowledge economy would largely depend on how well the country adopts and adapts to a comprehensive and integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) led economy. Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, who said this, added that recognizing the opportunities offered by ICT, Government had consistently pursued …

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GIFEC launches ICT device for fishermen

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has launched “Eco-finder,” Information and Communication Technology (ICT) device, to improve fishing activities, in Accra on Wednesday. The mechanism that would facilitate the efficient location of shoals of fish in coastal and inland waters was donated to fishermen at James Town in …

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