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Ghana marks World Telecommunication day

Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, on Tuesday stressed the need to employ enabling capacities of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the quality of life in rural communities. He said declaration of the World Summit on Information Society should be a common desire and commitment to build …

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171,000 tons of e-waste in Ghana – Report

A new comprehensive assessment report of the e-waste situation in Ghana has found that 171,000 tons of e-waste reaches the country’s informal recycling sector, adding that the amount of material that reaches the formal recycling sector accounted only for 0.2%. Informal recyclers operating in the country collect obsolete electronics and …

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Initial pre-testing of mobile number portability done

Initial test runs on the mobile number portability (MNP) system done on May 4, 2011 was successful, custodians of the central database of all ported numbers, Porting Access Ghana (PXS) said. Mr. Saqip Nazir is the Managing Director of PXS, and he said in March all the manual pre-testing between …

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Governments asked to connect rural communities to the digital revolution

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments to resolve to connect rural communities and the entire world to the digital revolution as a means of achieving development goals and fostering peace and prosperity for all. In a message to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, he said …

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Cable on billboard not telephone cable – Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Ghana, has clarified that the cable running on a billboard at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle not telephone cable from the company. An official of the company, who gave her name simply as Antoinette called ghanabusinessnews.com to say their investigation has established that the reported cable said to have been …

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Web conference, ‘Webvolution’ to introduce businesses to online marketing, wealth creation

Ghanaian businesses will get to know new technological approaches on how to make use of the World Wide Web (WWW) to enhance their delivery at an upcoming Internet event. The event dubbed Web@2011, soon to hit parts of the country, will give the platform to businesses, individuals and groups to …

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MTN launches Business Solutions

MTN Ghana, a telecommunications company, on Wednesday added another portfolio to its communications solutions, an initiative promising a world-class, limitless and cutting-edge business communications platform to boost the development of small, medium and large enterprises in Ghana. Christened “MTN Business”, the platform is geared towards converging Information and Communications Technology …

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MTN Group unveils $650m submarine cable in Ghana

MTN Group’s $90 million investment in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) will reach another important milestone on Friday when the 14,500 kilometre-long submarine cable lands at South La in Accra. The successful landing of ACS at the set time of day is highly dependent on weather and sea tide …

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Ghana’s Internet penetration no longer competitive – UN IGF-MAG

Ghana’s Internet penetration on the African continent is no longer competitive, Dr Nii Narku Quaynor, Chairman of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) said citing the UN Secretary General’s Multi Stakeholder Advisory Group on Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF MAG). He explained that the country lost the competitive urge because …

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