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MTN CEO promises enhanced services in 2011

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Ghana’s largest mobile service provider has in a New Year message promised Ghana subscribers an exciting year of innovative products and  services,  as well as  enhanced service delivery. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, Bret Goschen expressed gratitude to all MTN’s subscribers and …

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Moves to enhance business transactions through ICT

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna lddrisu, has stated that with the regulatory and legal framework properly set, the focus of the ministry this year would be to ensure the use of e-appli­cations to enhance all facets of business transactions in the country. He mentioned, for instance, the use of …

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First ever online trade fair in Ghana scheduled for February

The Ghana Association of Home Based Entrepreneurs (GAHBE) would organise the first ever online trade fair in Ghana from February 25 to March 25 to enable entrepreneurs to expose their products and services to Ghanaians. The fair is to eliminate the logistical issues associated with regular offline trade exhibitions in …

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GIFEC to set up ICT centres in nurses training institutions

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) on Monday rolled out its electronic connectivity agenda for 2011, which includes setting Information, Communication and Technology centres in all nurses training institutions. “GIFEC partnering with the Ministry of Health would equip all nursing training institutions with modern computer laboratory to ensure …

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Ghana rolls out national digital migration timetable

Government has rolled-out a three-year national digital timetable for Ghana to achieve a cost-effective and timely migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. It directs the setting up of a National Digital Migration Implementation body by the end of January 2011 and issuance of licence for digital television until the end …

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Ghana launches mobile library Internet connectivity initiative

The Ministry of Communications in collaboration with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has launched the national Mobile Library Connectivity (MLC) initiative at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region. The MLC project is to cater for unserved and underserved communities in order to bridge the digital information gap and …

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Airtel Ghana cuts international call rates to 50%

Airtel Ghana has lowered its international call rates from 19 pesewas to 10 pesewas per minute for this Christmas season Airtel customers can now call mobile and fixed lines in the USA, Canada, India, and China, and landlines only in the UK and Germany for only 10 pesewas a minute …

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ITU classifies WiMAX, LTE as 4G networks

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), of which Ghana is chair, has declared that WiMAX and LTE (Long Term Evolution) can be classified as fourth generation (4G) technologies. The decision was taken at the ITU World Radiocommunication Seminar 2010 (WRS-10) held earlier this month. The decision is in spite of the …

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Vodafone enables international top-up transfers

Vodafone UK has announced an exclusive agreement with TransferTo, to offer international top up transfer services. This gives Vodafone UK’s Mobile Network Virtual Operators (MVNO) customers the ability to transfer credit from a pre-pay or post-pay account in the UK to other Vodafone pre-pay customers outside the UK. TransferTo works …

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MiDA assists Borimanga Rural Bank with computerization

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has assisted the Borimanga Rural Bank Limited with a power plant, computers and related equipment to enable it to computerize its operations. In addition, MiDA is providing training in management information systems, IT and data security among others to staff of the Bank. Alhaji Fuseini …

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