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Phone app to reward drivers who do not use mobile phones while driving

A new mobile phone application software has been developed to monitor and reward drivers who do not use their mobiles whiles driving. The application, dubbed Safecellapp, was developed by UK-based W2W and is currently on Apple’s iPhones and phones using Google’s Android system. Safecellapp is designed to detect when the …

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Mobile phone users in Ghana to reach 70% of population end of 2010

The telecommunications companies in Ghana have taken centre-stage in Ghana’s economy as the oil industry which is expected to make a huge impact is about to begin in November or December 2010. The mobile phone companies put together, are the fastest growing businesses as a large number of Ghanaians use …

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NCA unhappy with few SIM Card registration centres in rural areas

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has expressed worry about the inadequate registration centres by telecom operators to register SIM cards in the rural areas. Many rural people in the Upper West and Northern Regions, who possessed mobile phones, had the trouble of traveling long distances either to the district capitals …

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Ghana makes $14m in three months after monitoring inbound foreign calls

The government of Ghana has in three months made more than $14 million as non-tax revenue from monitoring inbound international calls that Ghanaian mobile phone users receive, according to a report by the Daily Graphic newspaper. The newspaper says the money was made from the implementation of the International Call …

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Vodafone Ghana also outsources towers, after Tigo

Vodafone Ghana has become the second mobile phone operator in Ghana after Tigo to outsource its telecommunications towers to another company. In January 2010 ghanabusinessnews.com published this story saying Tigo had sold approximately 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana (HTG), a direct subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa. Information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com …

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Mobile phone dealers condemn use of cell phones in crimes

The Association of Independent Mobile Phone and Credit Dealers (ASIMODE) has expressed concern about the increasing frequency by which mobile phones are being used for criminal activities. The existence of ready market for stolen and cloned phones in the country poses a serious threat to the mobile retail trade, the …

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UEFA Champions League is top Google search term in Ghana for September

A growing number of Ghanaians are surfing the web and searching for information. And according to Google Ghana, in the month of September the term that topped the list for Google search in the country is ‘UEFA Champions League.’ In a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, Google Ghana announced in …

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CTO disappointed over Spio-Garbrah’s intention to resign

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), is disappointed over its Chief Executive Officer’s intention to resign. The CEO of the CTO, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has given notice to the international governing Council of the CTO that he intends to step down as CEO of the London-based international organization in 2011 and …

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