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Over 16m mobile phones, less than 400,000 fixed lines in Ghana – NCA

The mobile phone industry in Ghana is booming with over six million mobile phone subscribers in the country as against a little over 300,000 fixed or land lines. According to statistics available on the website of the national regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), as at the end of October …

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IBM to offer technology support to SMEs in Ghana

Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) must leverage technology to be able to scale the challenges in the competitive global environment. This is necessary to ensure that business decisions to drive change within corporate entities are taken based on concrete data and good available information. These were some of the …

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NCA ordered to stop Vodafone Ghana from killing ISPs

The Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu says Vodafone Ghana is engaged in practices that are killing internet service providers (ISPs) and the National Communications Authority must bite harder at Vodafone and stop them. Speaking on Metro TV good Morning Ghana, the minister said Vodafone is playing both wholesaler and retailer …

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Ghana to implement Mobile Number Portability in 2011

Ghana will implement Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in 2011, the Minister of Communications has said. Mr. Haruna Iddrisu says there will be no turning back on the implementation of MNP early 2011. Mobile number portability is a system that allows phone users to move their phone number completely, including the …

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Zain Ghana now Airtel Ghana

The management of Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, has launched its brand across 16 African countries including Ghana. In Ghana, Airtel has replaced Zain as negotiations for the merger was concluded in June this year. With the unveiling of …

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Ghana post offices to get ICT connectivity

The over 350 post offices across the country would soon have Information and Communication Technology connectivity Mr. Kofi Attor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has said. He said 50 of such facilities were on pilot basis and cited the Jasikan Post Office …

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Ghana launches National ICT College of Education connectivity programme

Ghana at the weekend launched a national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity project, for Colleges of Education to ensure that teachers reappraise their methodologies to meet the learning needs of their students. The Government ICT connectivity project covers 38 Colleges of Education (formerly Teacher Training Institutions), 37 Public Technical …

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Global telecom giants eye prospects in emerging markets, including Africa

World Telecom giants project some $142 billion revenue from the telecom sector over the next five years and say 95 per cent of that will come from emerging markets like India, South East Asia and Africa. Vodafone CEO for the Africa, South East Asia and Pacific Region, Nick Read says …

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Bharti Airtel showcases new brand image

Owners of the Zain Africa, India’s Bharti Airtel has announced a new brand identity which is plans to roll-out across its entire global footprint in Asia and Africa. This comes days ahead of rebranding of Zain Ghana to Airtel Ghana on November 22, 2010. The new brand identity drops the …

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Mobile wireless Internet service introduced in Western Region

The Western Regional Library of Ghana Library Board, has launched a pilot library and mobile wireless Internet service for schools and communities in the Ellembelle and Bia Districts. Mr. Joseph Boye, the Regional Librarian, announced this on Wednesday when the facility arrived at Nkroful as part of a three-day tour …

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