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Ghana wants Globacom to start operations on country’s Independence Day

The Minister of Communications says the government of Ghana is working hard to enable Globacom to launch its operations in the country on March 6, 2010, the country’s Independence Day. “Let me assure Globacom that government is doing everything within its reach to allow for your major launch to coincide …

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Vodafone UK in controversial Kenya, Ghana telecom deals

Vodafone UK, seems to have a questionable reputation in its dealings on the African continent. Not only is it embroiled in a controversial deal in Ghana when it bought the majority stake in Ghana Telecom (GT), the national telecom provider, Vodafone has been stuck in an equally questionable controversy in …

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Zain nominated for 2010 Global Mobile Award

Zap, a service from the Zain Group has been nominated for the 2010 Global Mobile Award at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), scheduled for Tuesday  February16, 2010 in Barcelona. Zap is a service that enables Zain subscribers in Zap-enabled countries to use their mobile phones to withdraw cash or …

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Ghana and Egypt to collaborate in ICT development

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, on Monday said the government was considering establishing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Park in Cape Coast and a National Data Centre in the northern part of the country. “We have put in all the enabling legislations to ensure that the projects are well …

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Vice President says Ghana has no intention of abrogating Vodafone deal

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday gave the assurance that the government had no intention of abrogating the deal with Vodafone Ghana despite some few concerns expressed about it. “There had been concerns on the deal, but as a government we are looking forward to streamlining those concerns to …

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Ghanaians asked to register sim cards by July 2011

By July 2011, all mobile phone users should have registered their sim cards, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced. Subscribers, who fail to register their cards by that date, would not be able to use their phones. Announcing this at a press soiree organized by the NCA in Accra …

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Ghana bans telecoms masts, rural coverage may suffer

Ghana’s growing mobile phone industry has been hit by a hitch. A ban has been imposed on any further erection of telecommunications masts or transmission towers and rural areas of the country may suffer, as coverage may not be expanded to reach them. The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology …

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Chinese company to begin work on Ghana’s $30m e-governance project

Work on the 30 million-dollar E-governance backbone Project is expected to begin soon, Mr Gideon Quarcoo, Deputy Minister of Communication said on Monday. The Management of China-based HUAWEI Telecom was awarded the contract to undertake government’s e-governance project in April 2006 to provide centralized information technology and e-services to Ministries, …

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Tigo sells 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana

Millicom Internaltional Cellular S. A. has announced that its Ghana subsidiary Millicom Ghana, operators of Tigo mobile phone services has agreed to sell approximately 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana (HTG), a direct subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa. As a result of the deal, Tigo will retain a minority interest …

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Global IT spending to grow 4.6% in 2010 – Report

As the global economy recovers IT spending will grow and emerging markets will be in the lead. A report by Gartner, a UK-based research company which says on its website it “is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company,” says as the global economy recovers IT spending will …

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