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Airtel Money services launched

Airtel telecommunications on Wednesday announced a change from Zap to Airtel Money, an advanced form of mobile banking that would provide immediate access to banking services through mobile phones. “This innovative mobile service would help customers to overcome many challenges the public go through when transacting business in their daily …

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Air Liquide Foundation donates ICT facility to school

Air Liquide Foundation, the development wing of Air Liquide SA, based in France, has presented  Eremon Senior High Technical School with a new GH¢25,000.00 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facility. The donation, which was an initiative of the Accra-Tema branch of Eremon Youth Development Association, included 14 computers and their …

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The predators endangering Ghana’s telecoms industry – Part II

This is the second part of an article that points out the immense contribution of telecoms operators to the economy in the midst of predatory conditions. TAXES, LEVIES, FEES AND PENALTIES Taxes alone take about 38% of the revenue of telecoms operators (in India it is 28% but it is …

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GhIPSS to roll out the national electronic switch soon

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) is to roll out the national electronic switch currently undergoing test runs to ensure total inter-operability among the banks. The national switch will also enable all existing automated teller machines (ATM) cards to work in all ATM machines while all the ATM …

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Predators endangering Ghana’s telecoms industry – Part I

Telecoms operators in Ghana have been battered, sometimes justifiably so, for several reasons; poor quality network, poor customer service, exorbitant premium rates per text message in consumer loyalty rewards promotions, complex call tariff plans, painting people’s houses and shops poorly and either paying them peanuts or nothing at all, and …

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ITU to award users of ICT for development-oriented strategies

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) October 13, 2011 launched a series of prizes recognizing excellence in the implementation of projects and initiatives through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly within underserved communities. In a statement copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the ITU says this comes in response to requests …

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Ghana has broadband spectrum capacity of 7.16 terabytes available for use – Minister

Ghana currently has a broadband spectrum of approximately 7,160 gigabytes (or 7.16 terabytes), says Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications. According to the Minister, over the past two years, major industry players in the telecommunications sector have invested enormously into submarine fibre optic cables to increase the bandwidth capacity in the …

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Senegal to learn from Ghana on international phone call trafficking

A Senegalese delegation has arrived in Ghana to seek expertise from the National Communication Authority (NCA), following Ghana’s success in curtailing international phone call trafficking. The delegation led by Mr Momar Ndao, an advisor to the Senegalese government, was to acquaint itself with modalities Ghana used to halt the call …

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Ghana to establish public internet registry to address cyber crime, virus attacks

The government of Ghana led by the Ministry of Communications is facilitating moves to establish a public Internet Registry that will improve the governance and security of the internet in the country. An Internet registry is an organization that manages the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a …

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Ghana to decentralise telecoms regulator’s operations

The government says it has initiated policies that will see the operations of the National Communications Authority (NCA) decentralised. The Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrissu told reporters that the decentralisation is to make the NCA show presence in all the regions. “As I speak the Authority is in the process …

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