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Minister inaugurates Committee on digital transmission

A national digital broadcasting migration technical committee that would make policy recommendations to government for a smooth and successful transition from analogue to digital transmission, was on Wednesday inaugurated in Accra. Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications who swore the 24-member Committee into office, charged it with the mandate of …

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Zain expands Zap service to three more countries

Zain, the leading mobile telecommunications provider in the Middle East and Africa, on Tuesday announced the expansion of ‘Zap’, its mobile commerce service to Niger, Sierra Leone and Malawi. A statement signed by Mr Henking Adjase, Public Relations Coordinator of Zain Ghana, said this mobile commerce service was introduced in …

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Vodafone Ghana improves broadband services

Vodafone has announced that it has substantially improved its new consumer broadband tariffs saying the service now offers double the current usage allowance for most tariffs. A statement issued in Accra on Monday said the new usage allowance for the basic tariff was now 10GB per month compared to the …

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MTN West and Central Africa head office comes to Ghana

The MTN Group has confirmed that the head office of the West and Central Africa (WECA) region would to be located in Ghana, a statement in Accra said on Monday. The WECA regional office comprises of nine operating units – Nigeria, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire Liberia, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Congo …

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MTN appoints fifth Ghanaian to top executive position

MTN Ghana has appointed Mrs. Jemima Kotei Walsh as its new Customer Relations Executive, a statement in Accra said on Monday. This brings the number of Ghanaians appointed to top executive positions at MTN Ghana to five, including three females, the statement noted. The Ghanaian top executives at MTN Ghana …

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MTN Ghana first to complete call with new Ericsson technology

MTN Ghana has become the first mobile phone service provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East to successfully complete a call using Ericsson’s latest MSC-S Blade Cluster, information available to ghanabusinessnews.com from the global mobile industry says. The technology is said to have a capacity significantly compared to that …

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Greenpeace presses for removal of toxic substances from electronics products

Greenpeace, the international environmental group continues to press IT companies to remove toxic substances from their products. A report by the online news source computerweekly.com quotes the Greenpeace as saying technology companies are delaying the removal of toxic chemicals from their computers. The report named Microsoft, Lenovo, Fujitsu and Dell …

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Ghana to make $50m yearly from telecoms if…

Ghana would make an additional $50 million every year from in-bound international calls if the country establishes a telephone clearing house that monitors all in-bound international calls. The telecom companies will also make additional revenue if it is properly implemented, a GNA report has said quoting the Minister of Communications, …

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Ghana to generate power from solar, windmills

Ghana has advanced plans to respond to the challenges of climate change and meet the country’s growing energy needs. The country will establish a solar park in the northern region of Ghana to generate energy, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology has told ghanabusinessnews.com on the telephone. Windmills will also …

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More in Africa use mobile phones than on any other continent

Many more people in Africa use mobile phones than in any part of the world, a new report by the International Telecommunications Union has said. By the end of 2008, Africa had 246 million mobile subscriptions and mobile penetration has risen from just five percent in 2003 to well over …

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