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SIM registration, the law and the arguments

For your information, on March 3, 2012 all telecoms operators in Ghana have been legally mandated by the SIM Registration Regulation, LI 2006, to deactivate all unregistered SIMs in the country, or they (the operators) would be penalized. This means, all SIM cards in mobile phones, modems, tablets and any …

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Telecoms companies gang up against BBM and WhatsApp

Vodafone and other top telecom operators in Europe and Korea would be launching a new instant messaging platform called “Joyn” at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this month, to stem their revenue loss to free messaging applications such as Blackberry Messaging (BBM) and WhatsApp. Vodafone would be joined by …

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Microsoft commends Ghana’s effort in promoting ICT

Mr Emmanuel Onyeje, Country Manager of Microsoft Anglophone West Africa, has commended government’s efforts towards making Information Communication Technology (ICT) a key driver for national development. He said the huge investment made by the government to take teaching and learning of ICT to the grassroot was laudable and recognized as …

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Africa to generate $1.2b revenue from mHealth by 2017 – GSMA Report

The mobile health (mHealth) market’s worth is predicted to reach $23 billion in terms of revenue by 2017, according to a new report released by the GSM Association (GSMA) February 15, 2012 as Africa is predicted to make a revenue of $1.2 billion by that year. The GSMA says this …

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Over 7.5 million mobile phone numbers in Ghana face deactivation

More than 7.5 million mobile phone numbers in Ghana are likely to be deactivated come March 3, 2012, the legally set date by which all SIM cards in the country should have been registered. The latest Summary of Data Verification for the SIM registration, available from the National Communication Authority …

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Students urged to prepared their minds for ICT skills

Mrs Dorothy Gordon, Director General of Ghana–Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology, on Friday urged students to prepare their minds with ICT skills to compete in the global market. She said since technology had taken the world, it would be appropriate for students to begin …

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Mobile phone users in Africa, Middle East to have free access to Wikipedia

Mobile phone users in Africa and in the Middle East will this 2012 have free, unlimited access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia through on their devices. This is after a deal was struck between mobile network provider Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia. The SciDev.Net …

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GIFEC supports Police with 600 computers

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has supplied the police with 600 computers as part of its efforts to help bridge the digital gap between the institution and the emerging complex cyber environment. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Asante-Apeatu, Director-General, Research, Planning and Information Communication Technology (ICT), …

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Two Ghanaian companies in Forbes’ top 20 start-ups in Africa 2012

Two wholly-owned Ghanaian companies have been listed in the 2012 Forbes’ top 20 start-ups in Africa. The companies are Dropifi and SMSgh. This was published in the February 2012 edition of the Forbes Africa magazine. Dropifi came third while SMSgh placed 17th on the 20-listed start-up companies. Dropifi, which was …

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