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Nokia’s newly introduced two-SIM cell phone already in Ghana

Consistent with its reputation for churning out innovative products for its respective customer segments, Nokia, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile devices, has unveiled a two-sim phone, which hit the Ghanaian market only last week. Known as the Nokia C1, the device, which was unveiled few months ago, is the …

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MTN-Busy Internet deal progresses

MTN Ghana announced a partnership deal with one of Ghana’s leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and operators of the country’s largest Internet cafés, Busy Internet early August. The deal which was started as a pilot project to enable MTN subscribers to access and browse the Internet at any of Busy …

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Expert calls for national body to combat cyber threats

A telecommunications security expert, Major Emmanuel Owusu- Adansi has suggested the establishment of a functional independent national body to combat the threats cyber crimes pose to the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and internal security in Ghana. He said the country needed to redouble its efforts at countering the …

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HP’s technology boosts Ghanaian innovation in fake drug detection

The innovation by Ghanaian entrepreneur, Bright Simons to detect fake drugs gets a major boost as one of the world’s leading IT companies, Hewlett Packard develops its technology and security infrastructure. The innovation known as mPedigree uses the text message system of the mobile phone to help consumers check if …

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National Information Technology Agency Board inaugurated

A nine-member Board of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has been inaugurated to support the Ministry of Communications and NITA to ensure the systematic deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the country. It is to monitor NITA to facilitate the implementation of Ghana’s e-Government Platform and Strategy under …

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GES introduces SMS short code for 2010 BECE placement

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has introduced SMS short code 1060 on all mobile networks for students who sat for the 2010 BECE exams to check their Senior High School placements. A statement signed by Mr Charles Parker-Allotey, Head of Public Relations of GES to the Ghana News Agency, said …

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Ghana records $662m investments in telecoms sector

Ghana’s telecoms sector has attracted about $662 million in investments in the second quarter of the year 2010, the Daily Graphic reports citing the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC). The report attributed the development to the legislation governing the sector which has been well received by the business community, particularly …

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Fifth African Regional Conference on rural communications opens

Africa must embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure deployment as part of a comprehensive economic growth strategy to address developmental issues, President John Evans Atta Mills said on Tuesday. He said connecting rural communities on the continent to tackle challenges in education, health and governance required a people-centred, inclusive …

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Zain Ghana gets $77m from Swedish credit agency for equipment

Zain Ghana, one of the telecoms companies in the country has signed a $77 million deal to finance equipment. According to a report by the online news source Trade Finance, Standard Chartered Bank has signed a telecoms equipment deal with Zain Communications Ghana and the deal was backed by Sweden’s …

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MTN Ghana provides GH¢31,000 ICT Centre for Ankarful Prison

In pushing further its corporate social responsibility activities, Ghana’s leading telecoms provider MTN Ghana has set up an ICT Centre for the Ankarful Prison in the Central region at the cost of GH¢31,000. In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, MTN said it constructed the building, installed five computers, air …

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