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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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Mobile phone operators asked to expand SIM card registration centres

The National Communication Authority (NCA), has urged telecommunication service providers to increase their SIM Card Registration Centres to cover all parts of the country. Mr Abed Bandim, Manager in charge of Consumer and Corporate Affairs of NCA, said this was necessary to make it easier for subscribers of the various …

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ICT is critical to wealth generation – Mrs. Mills

Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady, has said it was important to focus more on the promotion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and that  this was critical to job and wealth creation. She appealed to all Ghanaians to strive to become computer literate and said people lacking ICT skills …

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State institution must manage ccTLD – Akumiah

Mr Eric Akumiah, General Manager of Africa Top-Level Domains (AfTLD), an ICT organization, has underscored the need for Ghana to vest the management of her Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) in an independent state institution. He said the current situation where the ccTLD was being managed by a private company …

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Ghana’s mobile operators accused of improperly conducting SIM registration

A concerned group in Koforidua has expressed worry about the way and manner mobile telecom operators are conducting the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards registration in the Eastern Region. They said the operators were not scrutinizing the identification cards of persons, which could defeat the essence of the exercise because …

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Communications Authority says it’s illegal to charge for SIM card registration

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has reiterated that the registration of mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards currently in progress is free. The Authority said it is therefore illegal for agents of mobile telecom operators to demand fees under any form of guise. Mr John Benyarku Essamuah, Deputy Manager, …

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