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Eight African countries commit to developing radio astronomy  

Ghana and eight other African countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for institutionalising cooperation and development of radio astronomy in Africa.      Ministers and government representatives of Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, who met in Accra ahead of the launch of Ghana’s …

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Minister charges telecoms companies to stem deteriorating service quality

Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has challenged telecom operators stem to deteriorating service quality and start giving customers value for their money. She was speaking at the maiden industry stakeholders dialogue series organized by the Network of Communication Reporters (NCR) in partnership with MTN Ghana on the theme ‘Moving from …

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Ghana is the second African country to own a satellite dish

All is set for Ghana to launch a satellite dish that would enable scientists from around the world to view and study the world space from within the country at Kuntunse, near Accra.  The launching of the first phase of the conversion of a telecom dish into a Satellite dish …

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e-zwich Payment Distribution System records 94% growth

The use of e-zwich to pay salaries and other forms of emoluments christened e-zwich Payment Distribution System, (PDS) saw a 94 percent jump in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.  The total volume of the transactions went up from over 700,000 to over …

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Africa still lags in global Internet speed standards

Internet speed in Africa still lags behind in global standards, data from a Global Broadband Speed League (GBSL) has revealed. It would take more than a day to download a high definition movie of 7.5 gigabytes (GB) in countries with the slowest internet speed in the world, most located in …

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Tigo, Airtel staff anxious as spectrum debate stalls merger approval

Adom News can confirm that there is rising anxiety among workers and even some management staff of Tigo and Airtel following five months of waiting for government to give approval to the merger deal between the two telcos. The partnership deal between the two was announced in March 2017 before …

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NCA does not jam radio stations – Joe Anokye

Joseph Anokye

Mr Joe Anokye, the Acting Director General of the National Communication Authority (NCA), has revealed that the Authority does not have the technology to take any radio station off air, interfere or jam it. He, however, noted that if a radio station failed to comply with its regulations then it …

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Lack of skills a challenge to cyber security – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications, has said that the unavailability of the critical competencies to deal with cyber security issues is a primary cause of increased global challenges in the fight against cyber security. She said a 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study – Benchmarking Workforce Capacity and Response …

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Government is keen on establishing a digital economy – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, said Government was keen on establishing a digital economy which would improve efficiency of government business. She said the Ministry of Communications was currently implementing a number of projects under the e-Transform initiative namely e-Immigration, e-Parliament, e-Procurement, Tertiary Institutions Connectivity Programme and e-Justice …

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Two in court for splashing nude pictures of actress on Internet

A beautician who out of jealousy splashed her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s nude pictures on the internet has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Chantel Nunekpeku and her boyfriend Kayode Kalode a music producer are said to have photo-shopped the complainant pictures and placed same on somebody’s nude pictures. They have been …

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