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BWAs raise concerns about NCA data market share report

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has finally included Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) players in its monthly mobile data market share report and that is already generating some debate as to whether the reporting format paints the right picture about what is actually happening on the mobile cellular data market. Leading …

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DreamOval Limited introduces new Slydepay Mobile App

DreamOval Limited has introduced a new version of the Slydepay mobile App – a disruptive mobile money app that enables smooth money transfer, merchant and person to person payments into the Ghanaian market. The introduction of the app is geared towards helping windows phone users to access Slydepay on Windows, …

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Let’s sprint into the future with innovative technology – Quist

Mrs. Lucy Quist, the Chief Executive of Airtel Ghana, (CEO) has called for a national stakeholder engagement towards empowering the youth to research and innovate technologies, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT), to leapfrog Ghana’s socio-economic advancement. She said making such critical investments in Science and Technology held the …

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Ghanaians can now receive mobile money from Europe through SimbaPay

A London based digital money transfer provider has launched its mobile money transfer service to Ghana and Uganda. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Ghanaians and Ugandans living in Europe can now send money to mobile phones in Ghana or Uganda instantly, a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. …

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MTN seeks 4G partnerships, after one year of license

It has been a year since MTN got its 4G license, and the mobile telecoms provider is already in talks with other 4G players in the country for partnerships. The telecoms market leader was the only company which won one of the two 800MHz spectrum slots at a price of …

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Microsoft to increase partnership with Ghana to combat cybercrime

Microsoft will continue to intensify its support for Ghana in combating cybercrime, Ms Angela Ng’ang’a, the company’s Corporate Affairs Lead for East and South Africa, has said. She said the fight against cybercrime required the collective efforts of stakeholders through information sharing, awareness creation, capacity building and putting in place …

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NCA seeks amendment of laws governing unsolicited messages, calls

National Communications Authority (NCA) has begun a public consultation process that seeks to amend and tighten the existing Unsolicited Electronic Communication (UEC) Code of Conduct to completely eliminate all third party UECs, be they free or paid. The UECs in question include fax, SMS/MMS and pre-recorded voice/video messages, which consumers …

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Cyber security is the core of NITA’s mandate – Director-General

Security is at the core of the National Information Technology Agency’s (NITA’s) role as an information technology (IT) industry regulator, Mr George Atta-Boateng, the Director General of the Agency, has said.  He explained that with an oversight responsibility over the Electronic transaction ACT (ACT 772); used to cure cybercrime, NITA …

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Microsoft calls for laws on cyber security

Microsoft has once again proven that it is a champion of cyber security awareness by joining a growing effort by the government and other agencies to promote Cyber safety and anti-piracy awareness in Ghana.  This came out at a week-long awareness drive on cyber security in Accra organised by the …

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Prof Quaynor urges Ghanaians to safer cyber space

Mr Robert P. Jackson, United States, has lauded Ghana’s vibrant and dynamic Information and Communications Technology community, for driving innovations in information technology software, hardware development and the implementation of mobile services.   He said, these innovations were improving Ghana’s ability to compete in world markets in the diverse areas of textiles, …

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