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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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Omatek engineers Ghana’s IT agenda

Information technology has become a priority in the development process of Ghana. Recently, the Ghana Stock Exchange was completely computerized. The government and schools are also converting to a digital solution system. This challenge is being addressed by Omatek, a Nigerian computer and software company.    Omatek is the story …

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MTN distances itself from scam in its name

The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) on Wednesday distanced itself from an e-mail scam falsely claiming that some individuals will receive Nokia N95 and NF90 if they forwarded an e-mail to eight and twenty people. The said e-mail also claim that the promotion formed part of the MTN’s brand awareness campaign. …

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Apple to end music restrictions

Apple Inc has agreed to start selling digital songs from its iTunes store without copy protection software. At present, most music downloaded from Apple’s iTunes store can only be played through an iTunes interface or iPod. The new agreement with Sony BMG, Universal, and Warner Music will end digital rights …

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Ghana’s NCA readies for cross border networking

Joshua Peprah The National Communications Authority (NCA) says it is putting in place measures to ensure effective cross border telecommunication networking in the sub-region to enhance trade and investments. With Ghana on a quest to become a financial hub in West Africa and having secured an offshore destination status, mobile …

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Vodafone, Orange in cost cutting agreement talks

The UK’s largest telecommunication company and majority shareholder in Ghana Telecom, Vodafone is considering an agreement with Orange, another mobile phone service provider in the UK that could make the two companies share technology, engineering and maintenance costs, the Guardian newspaper has reported. The two telecom companies already share costs …

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