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Ghana’s telecoms operators condemn international call monitoring

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT), comprising of all the telecoms operators in the country, has endorsed a declaration by the West African Telecommunications Conference (WATC) condemning international call monitoring in Ghana. The WATC issued a communiqué at its recent meeting in Dakar, Senegal on November 25, 2010 describing government’s …

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Only 0.1% of Ghana’s exports come from ICT – Legatum Prosperity Index

Ghana exports mostly gold and agriculture products. According to the Bank of Ghana the country’s export earnings during the first three quarters of 2010 improved on the back of strong increases in volume and prices of gold and cocoa. It said exports registered a growth of $1.7 billion (40.4%) to …

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Over £100m recovered from internet fraudsters globally

One hundred and ten million pound ster­ling was recovered from internet fraud­sters between 2007 and the last quarter of 2010, while 12,000 fraudulent e-mails were intercepted during the same period. The amount, which would have been lost by individuals the world over, was recov­ered through the joint efforts of the …

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First online business fair in Ghana begins March 2011

The first ever online business fair that will enable local and international customers and investors to transact business across the computer, the phone and other Internet enabled devices, begins from March 2 to 16, 2011 in Ghana. Christened Ghana Sales Fair and developed by Web and Soft Limited, a local …

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MTN also sells towers after Tigo, Vodafone Ghana outsources

Ghana’s telecoms companies are selling their transmission towers. The latest to do so is MTN Ghana. In January Tigo sold its towers to Helios Africa, while Vodafone Ghana outsourced its towers to Eaton Towers in October 2010. MTN Ghana has sold its transmission towers to Boston based antenna operator American …

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HSPA will retain dominance for next five years despite LTE hype – Study

Despite the hype around Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-speed mobile broadband technology, High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) will retain its dominance for at least the next five years, according to a study by UK-based telecoms industry analyst, Ovum. Forecasts from the independent telecoms analyst show that HSPA connections will hit …

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Ghana, Nigeria cited among top 10 countries in global cyber crime ranking

The world loses $557 million annu­ally to cybercrime, with Ghana now ranked among the top 10 countries in the world where the crime, popu­larly known as 419, is most preva­lent. ­ Two other West African countries, namely, Nigeria and Cameroun, are also among the top 10 countries, according to the …

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Apex Bank to migrate product onto ICT platform-MD

Mr Eric Osei-Bonsu, the Managing Director of ARB Apex Link Limited, has said the bank would soon migrate its star product, Apex Link Money Transfer Product, onto an ICT platform to make it efficient, fast, safe and secure. Mr Osei-Bonsu, who said this in an address read for him at …

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MWG launches Mobile Entrepreneurs in Africa Project

Mobile Web Ghana (MWG), a non-governmental organisation at the weekend launched its maiden Mobile Entrepreneurs in Africa Project in Accra to recruit and train students in developing mobile contents. Dr Max Froumentin, Managing Director of MWG said a pilot programme would be started next year with 20 initial students who …

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Mobile data services to boost agric in Africa

The arrival of more robust mobile data services will trigger the development of “mobile-agriculture” applications that will help make agricultural economies in the Africa/Middle East (AME) region more efficient and more profitable, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. The report said by 2015, 27 percent of revenue for …

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