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President commissions ICT Centre in Bolgatanga

President John Atta Mills, on Saturday, advised the youth of Upper East Region to refrain from petty Squabbles and insults, which brings conflicts and retard progress. President Mills gave the advice, during the commissioning of a GH₵450,000  Information, Communication and Technology Centre (ICT), in Bolgatanga, equipped with fifty computers and …

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AMA to benefit from refurbished computer centres

A Digital Development Corporation (DDC) in the US and African Development Crusade (AFRIDEC) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, is partnering Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to establish an Information, Communication and Telecommunication (ICT) centre in Accra. The agreement was made during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the tripartite organisations, to …

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MTN Ghana’s Chief Technical Officer also moves to Zain Africa

Bharti Airtel, owners of Zain Africa have announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Albertyn, former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of MTN Ghana, as the new CTO for Zain Africa region. Albertyn is the second top management staff that Bharti Airtel has poached from MTN Ghana in three months; the first …

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Tigo Ghana launches “Tigo Cash”

Millicom Ghana, operators of Tigo Cellular Network, on Friday, launched its innovative product dubbed “Tigo Cash”, which would enable Tigo customers to send, receive, top up airtime, pay bills, as well as make purchases, using their mobile phones. Banks partnering Millicom Ghana for the implementation of the service, include, the …

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Ghana telecoms companies to be probed for ‘promotions and tariff cuts’

The Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu has asked the National Communications Authority (NCA) to probe the various ‘text and win’ promotions by telecom operators to verify whether they are consistent with gaming laws of the country. He said if the probe reveals that the telecom operators’ practices are inconsistent with …

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Telecom companies told to arrange to co-share masts

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has said there is the need for co-location of masts by Telecommunication Service operators and other players in the industry to reduce the proliferation of masts in the country. “Co-location is mandatory and it would create a better situation for all the stakeholders …

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New software brings facial-recognition technology to mobile phones

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed software for mobile phones that can track facial features in real-time. A statement from the university says eventually the software will be able to tell who the user is, where they are looking and even how they are feeling. The method is …

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Bharti Airtel to establish call centers across Africa

India’s largest telecom company, Bharti Airtel has announced plans to set up call centers in all of its 16 operations in Africa in partnership with other global ICT giants. This comes just months after it has bought out Zain Africa, including Ghana, for $10.7 billion. A statement on the Bharti …

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MTN subscriber rate in Ghana declines due to SIM registeration

Despite making gains in subscriber numbers across its international markets, South Africa based MTN says its subscriber rate in Ghana is declining as a result of the country’s mandatory ongoing SIM card registeration exercise. According to Cellular-News, a wireless telecoms online publisher that focuses on the mobile/cellular market, MTN says …

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Ghana’s technology agency gets new Director-General

Mr William Tevie, newly elected Director-General of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) an Information Technology (IT) entity, on Wednesday met stakeholders in Accra to chart the way forward. The meeting comprised the Ghanaian Academic Research Network (GARNET), Ghana Network Operators Group (GhNOG) and the Internet Society (ISOC), who paid …

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