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Asantehene calls for efficient telecommunication service

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for more efficiency in telecommunication service delivery to speed up the nation’s socio-economic development. He noted that despite the influx of telecommunication operators and the attendant intense competition amongst them, the quality of service delivery remained a challenge. Otumfuo Osei Tutu’s sentiments …

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Some of the important natural elements used in technology

Light emitting diodes (LED), electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines depend on elements mined in countries such as Morocco, Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa,  Canada, USA, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Russia, China, India, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Australia and others yet …

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Glo launches Ghana operations November 17

Glo Mobile Ghana will officially launch its operations in the country on November 17, 2011. It promises to provide an extensive 3G coverage, “a comprehensive suite of high quality and reliable voice and data services and very competitive rates that would change the telecommunications landscape in the country”. An invitation …

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UN urges governments to leverage ICT to promote private sector growth

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its ICT Economy Report 2011 has urged governments to use information and communication technologies (ICTs) more effectively in their programmes to support small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in order to help accelerate job creation and business growth. The report released …

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Ghana, two other countries achieve inter-connectivity

Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister for Communications, on Tuesday cut the sod to start a 120-km fiber cable project from Bolgatanga through Bawku to Senkase in Northern Togo. The project is in fulfillment of Ghana’s commitment to joining the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) to develop broadband linkages …

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Less than one in five SMEs has website in Africa, few use internet for transaction – UN

The United Nations says less than one in five small and micro enterprises (SMEs) has a website in sub-Sahara Africa compared with four of five in high-income countries. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in a report titled “Information Economy Report 2011: ICTs as an Enabler for …

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Africa leads in mobile money deployment as users hit over 40 million

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says Africa is leading the trend with 51 mobile money systems in place, and as many as 37 of the deployments being in least developed countries (LDCs). “Mobile money deployments have taken off in the past two years. According to data …

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MTN Group gets 158.59 million subscribers by September 2011

The MTN Group, Africa’s leading mobile telecom network, has announced that it had 158.59 million customers across all its 22 operations at the end of the third quarter of this year, September 2011. The figure represents a 4.1% increase over that of the second quarter, which stood at 152.3 million …

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Global technology leaders call for faster progress on e-health standards

About 21 Chief Technical Officers (CTOs ) from leading companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry have urged the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to accelerate technical standardization work in the field of e-health. According to the UN agency for information and communication technology, the CTOs stressed that reliable, …

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