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Ghana Revenue Authority collects GH¢32.2m Communications Tax in first quarter 2011 – Iddrissu

Mr Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications said on Tuesday that GH¢32,200,000.00 was collected in the first quarter of 2011 as Communications Service Tax as against the GH¢128,005,000 netted in 2010 and the GH¢ 87,400,000 in 2009. Mr Iddrissu who said this on the floor of Parliament noted that these figures …

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ITU, WHO to review findings on health effects of mobile phones

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are reviewing research findings on the possible health effects on the use of mobile phones, especially on young children. Mr Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications who made this known on Tuesday on the floor of Parliament noted that government …

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Govt. to establish centre for ICT products

Government has initiated the establishment of an innovation centre that would promote export-oriented Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services industry, as well as generate employment. The ICT Park to be built in Tema is one of several initiatives being implemented by government under an enabling environment for the …

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Airtel Ghana responds to MTN GAVET TV ads

Airtel Ghana has responded to MTN Ghana’s running advertisement on television stations in the country depicting the other five telecoms network in the country, including Airtel as having limited coverage and poor network quality. During a presentation to educate journalists on the soon to begin Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in …

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Only 5% of SIM cards not registered – NCA

Less than a month to the deadline for the SIM card registration exercise in Ghana, some mobile phone users have not registered their SIM cards, according to the National Communications Authority (NCA). The Director-General of the NCA, Mr. Paarock VanPercy, made this known on the Citi FM breakfast show monitored …

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Postal and Courier service gets new PRO

The Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission has appointed Mr Emmanuel Arthur as the Public Relations and Consumer Affairs Manager. The appointment was to give meaning to the Commission’s priority of increasing access to its services through the creation of liaison offices and communication channels with stakeholders. A press release …

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Ghana Library Board gets ICT equipment for mobile libraries

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has given a number of ICT equipment to the Ghana Library Board (GLB) Mobile Vans Unit in order to provide quality service to its users. In addition with a sum of GH¢110,000 to support the mobile libraries in the country, the equipment …

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Technology M&A deals reach $27b in first quarter 2011

Global technology mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals grew during the first quarter of 2011 both in number of deals which was 794 and in total value of $27 billion, according to Ernst & Young (E&Y). According to E&Y, the M&A in the quarter were driven by trends in the technological …

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MTN is Africa’s Top Corporate Brand

South Africa headquartered telecommunications provider, Mobile Telecoms Network (MTN) Group has been recognised as the Top Corporate Brand for 2011 in Africa. MTN Group was recognised at the fourth BrandFinance Global Nation Brands league awards. The Group beat the following companies in the top 10 African corporate brands. Standard Bank …

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