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Ghana ranked 102 in Global Competitive Report

Ghana is ranked at 102 0ut of 134 countries in the Global Competitiveness Report for 2008, in spite of the fact that labour cost in the country is low.  And businesses in the country are considered ‘factor driven’ rather than technology and the country has been identified as having low …

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How mobile phones are getting into rural radio

A little over a year ago I found myself sitting in the San Francisco offices of an international humanitarian NGO (nongovernmental organization). Their main focus at the time was a major human-rights treaty, and they wanted advice about mobilizing rural communities to lobby their governments to ratify it. There was …

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US Senate postpones transition to digital TV

The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 — setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday. Monday’s Senate vote is a big victory for the Obama administration and Democrats …

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Global PC sales drop

The number of Personal Computers (PCs) sold has fallen for the first time in six years, according to a report by IDC. IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, the organization says on its website. …

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MTN Ghana makes it in top-10 fastest growing mobile operators in Middle East and Africa

MTN Ghana is number nine in the top-ten list of fastest growing mobile phone companies in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The report released by The Mobile World, a market data and analysis company focused exclusively on the mobile telecommunications sector shows MTN Ghana at the ninth position …

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New attack on Nigerian internet scams

An online reporting system has been set up in the fight against internet finance scams originating in Nigeria. In a world-first initiative aimed at reducing a crime now responsible for people losing millions of dollars each year, Queensland Police have launched the Advance Fee Fraud online reporting system to assist …

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CAL Brokers launches internet based trading system

Cal Brokers Limited on Friday launched a trading platform, which will provide investors online trading tools and information to enable them to buy shares, track and monitor performance of listed securities on the Ghana Stock Exchange. Known as the i-Broker the internet based system has two components, the i-trade and …

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Ghana Telecom to go 3G

Ghana Telecom (GT) Wednesday January 21, 2009 signed a $120-million contract with Huawei Technologies Company Limited to enable it upgrade its 2G network to 3G. The 3G network will offer Vodafone Ghana customers ultra high-speed internet access and the ability to make video-calls.  It will also enable them to use …

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Obama inauguration – No. 5 most watched event

President Barack Obama may be popular, but his inauguration speech seems to have attracted less of an audience than college basketball playoff games and the time when the U.S. lost to Ghana in the World Cup. Obama’s inauguration attracted 5.4 million visitors per minutes, according to early figures released by …

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Commonwealth organ gives for ICT Park

The Ghanaian-based Youth Aid Foundation for Winners (YAFOW) has received financial support from the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) to facilitate a feasibility study toward the establishment of an Information and Communications Technology Park in Cape Coast. The first tranche of the CTO’s commitment of 900 pounds has already been …

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