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Ghanaian consumer electronics company launches product

A Ghanaian consumer electronics company, Emperor Electronic System Ltd, on Tuesday launched the “U-Teach Africa Project” to offer solutions that complement the efforts of government to provide education and training to reduce illiteracy and poverty. A press release signed by Mr Derrick Kwesi Nartey, Managing Director, said the company had …

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Exhibition of ICT services for visually impaired opens in Accra

An exhibition to showcase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services available for the blind and partially sighted has been mounted at the on-going six-day Fifth Africa Forum on Blindness in Accra. On display are Africa’s best Assistive Technology Devices which fits perfectly into the demands of the Forum on the …

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GIFEC gives GH¢60,000 to build trading booths for physically challenged persons to sell telecoms accessories

The Government of Ghana through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has giving an amount of GH¢60,000 to the National Council on Persons with Disability as a support to the Disability Employment Project. The money is intended for the production of ten pilot trading booths for persons with …

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Mobile companies to give out voice services for free – MTN Executive predicts

A senior executive of mobile provider, MTN has predicted that in the next five to ten years mobile telecoms companies would be offering voice services for free, as customer demands shift towards other non-voice products. Ahmad Farouk, Vice President for MTN West and Central Africa made the prediction at the …

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MTN Ghana spends GH¢11.5m on phone registeration

Before the nationwide phone registeration which is widely referred to as ‘SIM registeration’, scheduled to have ended on June 30, 2011 was postponed for another 90 days, by the National Communications Authority (NCA), MTN Ghana says it has spent GH¢11.5 million on the exercise. Briefing editors in Accra last week, …

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Government opens tender for turnkey project

Mr Ernest Atukwei Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, on Thursday announced that government had opened tender for the procurement of equipment relating to the Turnkey Terrestrial Television Network. In addition, government has directed that the Ministry of Communications must ensure that transmission sites for the project were strategically located to …

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MTN Ghana subscriber base up 4% but ARPU falls

Telecommunications company, MTN Ghana has recorded an increase in its subscriber base in the country from 8,721,000 in December 2010 to 9,070,000 at the end of first quarter 2011. According to the subscriber database released by the MTN Group in South Africa, last week, the subscriber base increased by 4% …

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