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MTN-Ghana inaugurates $1m ICT centre at Nyinahin

The MTN Ghana Foundation in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has inaugurated an ICT Centre of Learning at Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region. This is part of the Foundation’s 10 ICT projects estimated at one million dollars. They would be furnished with 220 desktop computers, 10 laptops, 10projectors, …

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NCA to end SIM registration after review of exercise

The 90-day mop up exercise announced by the National Communications Authority (NCA), after the expiration of the SIM Card Registration activity on June 30, would draw to a close on September 30. A statement issued by the NCA on Wednesday in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said …

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Ghana has no law to enforce SIM registration deadline

Two days to the September 30, 2011 deadline for SIM card registration and there is no law to enforce the deadline and make the entire exercise mandatory. The deadline for SIM registration was originally June 30, 2011 but was extended for 90 days to September 30, 2011 because critics challenged …

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Ghana adopts DVB-T2 transmission standard for television

Government has accepted the recommendations of the Digital Broadcasting Migration Committee (DBMC) to adopt the second generation Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard, ETSIEN 302 755, popularly called, DVB-T2 for digital terrestrial television in Ghana. It offers the flexibility of transmitting high definition (HD), standard definition (SD) and mobile television channels …

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Regulators adopt global broadband technology guidelines at ITU meeting

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) held last week ended with the adoption of Best Practice Guidelines aimed at advancing the deployment of broadband connectivity worldwide. The adoption is in response to the changing market environment in broadband deployment. The adoption was made in Armenia City, …

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Ghana drops to 120th from 118th on ITU’s global ICT rankings

Ghana has dropped to 120th from the 118th position on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) global ICT rankings, according to new figures released September 15, 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland and emailed to ghanabusinessnews.com. The new figures captured in ITU’s report “Measuring the Information Society 2011” subtitled ICT Development Index (IDI), …

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Ghana Health Service to use mobile phones to improve maternal health

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will in December launch the Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) programme at Awutu Beraku in the Central Region to improve antenatal and postnatal care. The programme involves the registration of all pregnant women and nursing mothers with health facilities to enable the midwives, nurses …

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Ghana gets first computer forensics company, e-Crime lab to fight internet crimes

The first ever computer forensics company with a dedicated e-Crime lab has been established in Ghana to fight the menace of cyber crimes in the country. Ghana has been cited in international reports as being a notorious base for internet crimes, especially credit card frauds and impersonation commonly referred to …

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Ghana Post computerizes its services

Ghana Post has computerized its services so customers who send mails by EMS can now track the mails on its website in the comfort of their homes and offices. The new measure aims at strengthening the company to withstand the competition introduced by the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). Mr …

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Fifty schools receive computers under MASTES programme

Fifty first and second cycle schools in the Eastern Region have received 10 laptop computers each from Rlg Communications Limited, under the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship (MASTES) programme. The programme was initiated by the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education to promote teaching and …

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