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Ghana records $662m investments in telecoms sector

Ghana’s telecoms sector has attracted about $662 million in investments in the second quarter of the year 2010, the Daily Graphic reports citing the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC). The report attributed the development to the legislation governing the sector which has been well received by the business community, particularly …

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Fifth African Regional Conference on rural communications opens

Africa must embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure deployment as part of a comprehensive economic growth strategy to address developmental issues, President John Evans Atta Mills said on Tuesday. He said connecting rural communities on the continent to tackle challenges in education, health and governance required a people-centred, inclusive …

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Zain Ghana gets $77m from Swedish credit agency for equipment

Zain Ghana, one of the telecoms companies in the country has signed a $77 million deal to finance equipment. According to a report by the online news source Trade Finance, Standard Chartered Bank has signed a telecoms equipment deal with Zain Communications Ghana and the deal was backed by Sweden’s …

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MTN Ghana provides GH¢31,000 ICT Centre for Ankarful Prison

In pushing further its corporate social responsibility activities, Ghana’s leading telecoms provider MTN Ghana has set up an ICT Centre for the Ankarful Prison in the Central region at the cost of GH¢31,000. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, MTN said it constructed the building, installed five computers, air …

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MTN thanks government for lifting ban on masts erection

The Mobile Telecommunication Network Company (MTN), has expressed gratitude to government for lifting the ban on the erection telecommunication masts. Mr Samuel Turkson, South Eastern District Area Sale Manager of MTN, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday that the lifting of the ban had brought relief to mobile …

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Zain profits jumps after sale of African assets

Zain has reported that its second-quarter profit reached US$2.95 billion compared with US$267,101,209 a year earlier, thanks to the disposal of its African assets. A statement issued by the company on Tuesday and posted on the company’s website, said Zain made a first-half profit of $3.1 billion, which included $2.65 …

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Government to address need for telecommunication infrastructure in rural areas

The National E-Government Network Infrastructure project is part of measures by government to address lack of access to reliable telecommunication facilities in the rural areas. The project covers the deployment of a nation-wide dedicated telecommunications network to all districts and connection of public institutions, ministries, departments and agencies, as well …

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Globacom can’t find right staff for Ghana operations

Globacom, one of the mobile phone operators licensed to do business in Ghana can’t get the right caliber of people to start operations. The company which received its license from the National Communications Authority (NCA) since June 2008  has not rolled out, even though it has spent millions of dollars …

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Nokia to penalise dealers in fake phones

Nokia, the world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market share, has adopted a hard line policy with its authorised distributors and retailers, in a bid to protect unsuspecting buyers from the hazards of fake devices. In order to check the menace of counterfeit products, the mobile devices company …

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MTN, Intel to cooperate on WiMAX deployments

The MTN Group and Intel have signed an agreement to collaborate on deploying WiMAX networks in Africa and the Middle East. Information posted on MTN Group website said the collaboration covers a wide spectrum of initiatives, including areas such as broadband access through WiMAX deployment, affordable PC bundles for the …

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