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Internet users in Ghana rise to 2.5 million – Minister

There has been significant improvement in the communication sector with growth being registered in key areas. Statistics collated this year reveal that, total phone subscriptions went up from 11,570,430 in 2008 to `15,318,225 while internet users climbed from as low as 45,000 last year to 2,500,000 this year. This was …

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MTN pulls out of Google free Gmail SMS project in Ghana

The Google free Gmail SMS project for Ghana has suffered a major hitch as MTN Ghana, the largest mobile telephony provider in the country pulls out. Sources familiar with the development have told ghanabusinessnews.com that MTN pulled out because they were losing revenue, but MTN officials gave a different reason …

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Ezekwesili points to $60 billion investments in Africa ICT sector as revolution

The World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region, Obiageli Ezekwesili has pointed to the $60 billion investments in Africa’s ICT sector as a revolutionary example. Ezekwesili was speaking to investors, business executives, members of the African Diaspora and students attending the 7th edition of the Columbia University African Economic …

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Ghana mobile phone operators asked to provide good quality service

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, on Wednesday called for effective partnership between consumers and service providers in the communications industry to address challenges facing the sector and facilitate its development. “The consumers of communications services are major stakeholders of the industry and efforts should be made to respond to …

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Ghana’s mobile phone penetration reaches 63% in 2009

The exponential growth in Ghana’s mobile telephony sector reached over 15 million subscribers, a penetration rate of about 63% at the end of 2009. In a second quarter country report on Ghana’s mobile telephony, fixed line, Internet and broadband sectors, the research company, Markets and Companies says it anticipates the …

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Minister appeals to pharmacists to help Ghana achieve MDGs

The Ministry of Health is re-focusing its policies to guarantee affordable and cost effective primary health care to the citizenry. The Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo who made this known on Friday said it was necessary to take drastic measures to achieve rapid results on the policies to …

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Ghana won't admit new telecoms operators

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has stated that it will not admit new telecommunications companies henceforth. Bernard Forson, Director General of NCA, who made this known in Parliament during a scrutiny of the NCA’s audited report for 2005, by the Public Accounts Committee last week, said Ghana’s spectrum for additional …

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MTN Ghana increases subscribers to 8 million

MTN Ghana has increased its subscriber base by 24% to eight million for the year ended December 31, 2009. In a press release issued March 11, 2010 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, MTN said the growth was made possible the improvements in its network quality and capacity, enhanced value propositions, the …

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Google offers free Gmail SMS in Ghana

Gmail, the free web-based email service provided by the world’s leading Internet search engine Google has added a free SMS feature to the service for users in Ghana. The service was activated Thursday March 11, 2010. The service according to Google offers the feature on MTN, Zain, Tigo and Kasapa. …

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Ghana is most preferred PBO investment destination in sub-Sahara Africa

Ghana has been identified as the most preferred destination in Sub-Saharan Africa for investments in Business Processing Outsourcing. Ghana leaped from its 27th position on the Kearney Global Services Location Index that ranks countries’ ability to handle business processes in 2007 to become the first preferred destination in Sub-saharan Africa …

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