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MTN outdoors new code

MTN, a telecommunication service provider, on Thursday launched its new network code – 054 – to complement its existing code. MTN currently operates on 024 network code, which is nearly fully utilized thus necessitating the addition of a new network code. The Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Brett Goschen, said …

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Mobile banking catching up in Ghana

The Ghanaian banking industry has in recent years witnessed a significant amount of transformation with the emergence of innovative products and services. Most banks now employ very innovative and cutting edge technologies to offer accessibility to their customers. One of such innovations which is fast catching up with a lot …

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There can’t be innovations in mobile telephony in Ghana – Quainoo

The mobile telephony industry in Ghana has reached its peak and nothing new can be introduced into the industry, Mr. Quainoo has said. Mr. Fred Quainoo is the Marketing Manager of TiGO, the mobile service of Milicom Ghana Limited, the first company to start mobile telephony in Ghana. Speaking in …

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Ghana makes GH¢27.68 million from CST

The nation bagged GH¢27.68 million from the Communication Service Tax (CST) in the first five months of its operation. The amount thus represents the total revenue of CST collected from July 2008 to December 2008. Anthony Ewereko Minlah, Commissioner of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Service, the revenue agency in …

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Microsoft releases Windows 7 beta

As anticipated, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer last week announced the first public beta version of Windows 7 at the International CES trade show. The beta was scheduled to become available for download on Friday afternoon, although Microsoft at least temporarily postponed the release in order to add more “infrastructure …

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Virtual Security to distribute security products in Africa

American Video Electronics (Avei) Inc, an international developer and manufacturer of innovative digital security products is partnering Virtual Security Africa to distribute standardized security equipment in Africa. The two companies will use Ghana as a base to provide organizations and institutions across the continent with the needed security equipment and …

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Google search finds missing child

A nine-year-old girl, allegedly kidnapped by her grandmother, has been found using a mobile phone signal and Google Street View. A police officer and a firefighter in Athol, Massachusetts, joined forces after authorities were alerted that Natalie Maltais had been taken. Officers used GPS in the girl’s mobile phone to …

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TIGO customer wins car in Bonanza promotion

Mr Ernest Tutu Mensah, a 50-year-old Sunyani-based driver, on Friday won a 2008 model Suzuki Grand Vitara prize when Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of TIGO telecommunication network, held a draw for its “Top up and Win” promotion. The draw, which was supervised by officials from the Game Commission, also saw …

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How green are green gadgets?

When you’re buying new electronics products there’s lots to consider. A few years ago there was practically zero information if you wanted to make an environmentally sounder choice. The huge problems caused by the dumping of old electronics in places like Ghana was only just starting to be recognized. Fast …

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Ghana’s mobile phone market most dynamic in West Africa -Telecom report

The release of Q208 results by many of West Africa’s major mobile operators (specifically France’s Orange, Kuwait’s Zain, Luxembourg’s Millicom International’s Tigo and Morocco’s Maroc Telecom) has allowed us to assess the likelihood that our 2008 forecast targets will be met. We believe our current predictions are generally on course …

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