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MTN Ghana poised to exceed 10 million subscribers by November

MTN Ghana, a multinational telecommunication service provider, is optimistic it would attain 10 million subscribers by the end of November, Mr Michael Ikpoki, Chief Executive Officer of the company announced on Monday. Currently, MTN has more than 9.9 million subscribers, representing 44-45 per cent of the Ghanaian population, but Mr …

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ITU to discuss digitising urban cities as world population is set to hit seven billion

City mayors, urban leaders and technology innovators will be meeting at an International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) conference to collaborate and explore how to connect technologies to improve the lives of urban dwellers. The meeting dubbed, the Digital Cities ’11 Conference at the ITU Telecom World 2011, will be held in …

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Alcatel Lucent enhances broadband speed with innovative technology

Alcatel Lucent says it has now made available for commercial use its new technology for what it calls ‘superfast’ broadband services. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the Paris-based IT solutions provider says it has enhanced its broadband portfolio to further accelerate the availability of superfast broadband services. According …

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Sub-Sahara Africa’s fast growing telecoms industry driven by private sector – World Bank

The telecommunications industry in the sub-Sahara African region is said to growing at a faster pace with significant investment from the private sector. These investments are primarily focused on network expansion and infrastructure. A World Bank report, “Africa’s ICT Infrastructure: Building on the Mobile Revolution”, indicates that the rapid expansion …

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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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