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Ghana rolls out national digital migration timetable

Government has rolled-out a three-year national digital timetable for Ghana to achieve a cost-effective and timely migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. It directs the setting up of a National Digital Migration Implementation body by the end of January 2011 and issuance of licence for digital television until the end …

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Ghana launches mobile library Internet connectivity initiative

The Ministry of Communications in collaboration with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has launched the national Mobile Library Connectivity (MLC) initiative at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region. The MLC project is to cater for unserved and underserved communities in order to bridge the digital information gap and …

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Airtel Ghana cuts international call rates to 50%

Airtel Ghana has lowered its international call rates from 19 pesewas to 10 pesewas per minute for this Christmas season Airtel customers can now call mobile and fixed lines in the USA, Canada, India, and China, and landlines only in the UK and Germany for only 10 pesewas a minute …

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ITU classifies WiMAX, LTE as 4G networks

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), of which Ghana is chair, has declared that WiMAX and LTE (Long Term Evolution) can be classified as fourth generation (4G) technologies. The decision was taken at the ITU World Radiocommunication Seminar 2010 (WRS-10) held earlier this month. The decision is in spite of the …

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Vodafone enables international top-up transfers

Vodafone UK has announced an exclusive agreement with TransferTo, to offer international top up transfer services. This gives Vodafone UK’s Mobile Network Virtual Operators (MVNO) customers the ability to transfer credit from a pre-pay or post-pay account in the UK to other Vodafone pre-pay customers outside the UK. TransferTo works …

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MiDA assists Borimanga Rural Bank with computerization

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has assisted the Borimanga Rural Bank Limited with a power plant, computers and related equipment to enable it to computerize its operations. In addition, MiDA is providing training in management information systems, IT and data security among others to staff of the Bank. Alhaji Fuseini …

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MTN appoints new CEO

MTN, the largest mobile operator in Africa has appointed a new CEO, the Reuters news service has said. According to the report, MTN has appointed Sifiso Dabengwa as its CEO and president. He is replacing Phuthuma Nhleko as from March 31, 2011. Dabengwa who has worked with MTN for 11 …

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Telecoms masts no danger to Ghanaians – Radiologist

The Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, at the weekend said available scientific knowledge indicate that the low level of emission from telecom masts pose no danger to the citizenry. “There is no cause to worry as long as emission levels are kept within the compliance level,” …

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Rural and community banks in Ghana to be networked by 2012

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is supporting the Association of Rural Banks (ARB) Apex Bank to computerized and network all Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) in the country by 2012. The aims, is to make RCBs provide efficient and easily accessible financial services to customers who are mostly in rural …

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Airtel Ghana signs MoU with Ministry of Education

The management of Airtel Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education to support the Community Social Responsibility Initiative. The management of Airtel has initiated “School Adoption Programme” under which it would adopt some deprived schools in rural areas for reconstruction and renovation in addition …

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