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NCA to sanction mobile service providers for poor service

The National Communication Authority (NCA) says it will sanction mobile telecom providers if they fail to address poor network services. Mr. Mawuko Zomelo, a Deputy Director at the NCA told the Ghana News Agency at Tamale that the sanction could be in the form of a fine. NCA officials visited …

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Ericsson opens office in Accra to serve sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson, a world leading provider of telecommunication services, on Tuesday opened its first Regional Support Centre (RSC) in Accra, Ghana, to serve 43 countries across Sub-Saharan African (SSA). The Centre, the first of its kind on the continent, aims to harness and develop young talents in the field of telecom …

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How phishing sites threaten your online security

Generally, phishing is associated with e-mail messages that mimic, spoof financial institutions such as banks, credit card for example ebay and paypal. These messages appear original to cause victims to reveal vital information. But e-mail messages are only one little piece of what are called phishing scam. Normally, hackers put …

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Ministry of Education launches basic school computerisation project

The Basic School Computerisation Project has been launched in Accra on Monday, to create the platform to enhance skills of pupils in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It was launched by the Ministry of Education in partnership with rlg Communications, which forms part of the e-school policy of the Ministry …

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HP, University of Ghana sign pact

Hewlett Packard (HP), one of the world largest IT companies, has established its presence in Ghana with the opening an office and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Ghana to help train local students to become globally competitive. The company, which under the MOU hopes …

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GhIPSS urges payroll managers to explore new electronic payment options

Payroll managers have been asked to use modern payment systems to ease problems. Mr Archie Hesse, General Manager in-charge of Project and Business Development at Ghana Interbank and Payment Systems (GhIPSS), who gave the advice, said there were now various payment systems which made it easy to manage payrolls and …

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Ghana inaugurates $300,000 radioactive waste storage facility

Ghana on Monday positioned itself at the frontiers of science and technology in Africa, by taking the lead to expand and refurbish a radioactive waste storage facility to secure the highly toxic material. The facility, situated on the precinct of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), was upgraded at the cost …

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation launches mobile data roaming service for member-states

CTO Ventures, a commercial subsidiary of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has launched a low-cost ‘borderless Commonwealth’ mobile data roaming service for its member countries. According to the CTO, this will develop, expand and enhance CTO’s existing operations to facilitate transactional business opportunities in member countries. “This is yet another …

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Dr Spio-Garbrah awarded International Telecommunications Union Gold Medal

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has been awarded the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Gold Medal. This is in recognition of Dr. Spio-Garbrah’s sterling contributions towards the work of the ITU, the UN agency responsible for information and communications technologies. “The prestigious medal …

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New mobile application to help persons report corruption cases

Artas Bartas, a former employee of the United Nations Development Prograame (UNDP) and his team have developed a mobile application called the Bribespot which will help ordinary people report on instances of corruption they witness in their daily lives. Users can download the mobile app and can then use it …

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