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Huawei supports UCC’s IT Department with computers

Huawei Technologies Ghana, a computer firm, has donated 15 laptop computers hooked to the internet to boost the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) Information Technology Department towards the training of computer science students. At a ceremony to handover the project, valued at $100,000, at the weekend, the Minister of Communications, …

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Ghana, others to benefit from Google, WIPO copyright registry project

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has announced a project to build a common digital platform which will help streamline the identification of protected musical works across 11 West African countries including Ghana. The project will help creators from these countries to get paid for their work through a simplified …

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IFC gives details of $115m syndicated loan to Vodafone Ghana

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, says the $115 million syndicated loan for Vodafone Ghana came from Chinese, German, and African institutions. According to a press release issued by IFC on June 13, 2011, “The deal includes $82 million in syndicated, parallel loans from …

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Ghana bank officials study extended national electronic platform

Banks officials in Ghana have undergone a two-day training on the use and the potential procedures for the utilisation of the extended national electronic platform. The platform will enable a lot of transactions and switching to be done. When the new switch is fully installed, all the automated teller machine …

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SIM card registration deadline will not be extended – NCA

The National Communication Authority (NCA), on Friday said it would not extend the deadline for the year-long SIM card registration exercise. The exercise, which started on July 1 last year, is expected to end on June 30, this year. Major Emmanuel Owusu-Adansi (Rtd), Director of Special Project, NCA, addressing a …

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National Youth Authority Boss inaugurates ICT Centre at Takrowase

The Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority (NYA), on Friday inaugurated a newly furnished Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, stocked with 20 computers and accessories at Takrowase Youth Training Institute in the Kwaebibirim District. The programme was part of a visit of Mrs Sedinam Tamakloe Attienu, Attienu, to the 11 …

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Broadband prices drop 50% – ITU

Broadband service prices have dropped significantly by 50% as compared to charges in the last two years, according to new figures released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). According to the ITU, consumers and businesses globally are paying on average 18% less for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) services. …

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Globacom mute on Ghana operations, to open applications store in Nigeria

As Ghanaian mobile subscribers wait expectantly for its services, Globacom Nigeria officials would not say anything on when the telecoms provider will start operations in Ghana. When ghanabusinessnews.com spoke to two senior officials of the company at the West & Central Africa Com, telecoms conference in Dakar, Senegal on the …

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French Embassy inaugurates GH¢120,000 ICT Centre for Government Secretarial School

The French Embassy, on Wednesday inaugurated GH¢120,000 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the Government Secretarial School in Accra. The Centre, which has 28 computers with accessories, forms part of the French Support Project for the School, which seeks to provide the infrastructural needs of the institution. Speaking at …

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Sub-Sahara Africa’s telecoms sector booms with investments, new technologies – World Bank

With the recent happenings in the telecommunications industry in sub-Sahara Africa in terms of investments, acquisitions and new technologies, the World Bank in its June 2011 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report has described the sector as a “booming” one. The World Bank says the telecommunications sector is one of the …

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