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Ghana needs to deploy ICT strategy to achieve MDG on health – Dr Darkwa

Ghana needs to deploy a comprehensive Information Communication Technology (ICT) strategy to address challenges in the health sector to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health by 2015. Dr Osei Kofi Darkwa, President of Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC), who made the observation at the opening session of a …

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Mobile Number Portability: Number of subscribers who switched networks exceeds 100,000

Twelve weeks since its commencement, the National Communications Authority (NCA) says a total of 105,678 mobile phone subscribers in Ghana have ported to other networks under the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) system as at the end of September 2011. According to the regulator, its analysis of data shows that 41,021 …

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Government makes giant strides in ICT growth

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communication on Monday observed that government has made giant strides in transforming the country into a modern information-rich and knowledge based society in terms of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) development. He said the benefits of ICT could be applied to facilitate socio-economic development to …

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Cabinet approves road map for migration to digital broadcasting

Government has approved the road map and standards for the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications announced in Accra on Monday. He said in furtherance of this, the National Digital Broadcasting Migration Implementation Committee (NDBMIC) had been constituted to ensure the smooth migration process …

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NCA to withdraw licenses of dormant frequencies – Iddrisu

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications on Monday said government would continue to ensure that the frequency spectrum, which was a scarce national resource, was efficiently managed by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ensure sanity. He said policy directive had, however, been given for the NCA to withdraw all …

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Access to ICT education in remote areas must be seen as a right – Minister

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle and Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has indicated that access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) by schools in remote communities must be treated as a matter of right and not a privilege. He said ICT was crucial in the …

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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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