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ITU sets global broadband targets for countries

The UN ICT agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has set new global broadband targets for countries to achieve by 2015. According to a press release from the ITU, its Broadband Commission for Digital Development agreed on a set of four new targets it describes as ‘ambitious but achievable’ that …

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Apple’s Ipad 2 tops world exclusive tablets

The world has been introduced to an invention known as the touch screen computer without the use of keyboard. We can choose to call it a tablet or touchpad. The Apple Ipad which came out first is now competing with a whole range of tablets. Examples of 10 tablets out …

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ECOWAS adopts draft regulation on submarine cable landing stations

The 11th meeting of ECOWAS Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies Ministers (Telecoms-ICT) ended with an adoption of a draft regulation on conditions for access to submarine cable landing stations in West Africa. The meeting which was held in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, ended October 14, 2011 with Ministers coming from …

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Airtel Ghana compensates its BlackBerry users after global outage

Airtel Ghana on Friday says it has offered its BlackBerry customers a service waiver following a global outage attributed to the service provider Research in Motion. Research in Motion has now fully restored data services to its BlackBerry devices. A statement forwarded to the Ghana News Agency by Mavis Kumi, Public …

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MTN Ghana BlackBerry users to receive compensation

MTN Ghana, says it is offering compensation to its Blackberry users for the global interruption of Blackberry services that occurred last week. The compensation, which is being offered to all MTN Ghana’s affected customers on the Blackberry service, comprises a four-day fee waiver. Announcing the compensation today via a press …

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Google launches Classified Ad Service in Kenya, after Ghana and Uganda

Internet search giant Google has launched its classified ads service, Google Trader, in Kenya, the Forbes Magazine reports October 17, 2011. Kenya becomes the third African country to have the service after Ghana and Uganda. Google Trader is a free classifieds service that lets internet users trade products and services …

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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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