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MDAs owe NITA GH¢13m

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the regulator of electronic transactions, says its operations are being crippled by the GH¢13 million owed it the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and some district assemblies. The Agency is also facing challenges with frequent optical fibre cuts and battery theft at its cell …

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Andalusia, the Spanish autonomous region hosting IFA GPC 2019

Andalusia, one of the large regions in Spain, will be hosting Messe Berlin’s IFA Global Press Conference (GPC) 2019 from April 25 to 28. The annual press event held ahead of the world’s largest consumer electronics fair held in Berlin in September every year, IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited will bring …

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Google to collaborate with researchers in Ghana on AI deployment

Mr Moustapha Cisse, the Head of Google Artificial Intelligence (AI), Accra has said Google will collaborate with Universities and research institutions to deploy AI to solve challenges in the areas of agriculture, education and healthcare. He said Google was optimistic about the incredible potential for AI and other advanced technologies …

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Africa makes $8.3b on GDP since digitization – ECA

Digitization in Africa is said to have impacted the continent’s economy by $ 8.3 billion and in addition, created over 600,000 jobs since 2011. This is contained Economic Report on Africa, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA. According to the ECA, due to the significance of …

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MTN Ghana pays nearly GH¢1.5b in taxes

Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, last year, paid a total of GH¢1.48 billion in taxes, out of which, GH¢1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The National Communications Authority and Ghana Investments Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) – the regulators, between them, received the remaining amount of GH¢184 million. …

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MTN records more than 100 fibre optic cuts monthly

MTN Ghana, expressing worry over the high levels of optical fibre cuts (more than 100 a month), which impede quality service delivery, called for serious concerted efforts to end the menace. At an Editors’ Engagement in Accra, on Monday, to present its service delivery plan for 2019, as well as …

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MTN to acquire remaining 4G spectrum

MTN Ghana is gearing up to acquire the two remaining 2x5MHz spectrum lots in the 800MHz band that were left after Vodafone Ghana bought one for $30 million December last year. “MTN intends to acquire this remaining spectrum to enable it to continue to give its customers an increasingly better experience …

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Global e-commerce sales went up to estimated $29 trillion in 2017 – UNCTAD

The Internet, developments in mobile technology and apps have been facilitating online trade, also referred to as e-commerce. New data released last week by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says global e-commerce has grown in 2017 reaching an estimated $29 trillion. According to UNCTAD a similar …

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Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 set for April 25

A Ghanaian-based analytics start-up, Wave-2 Analytics Limited, will organise the maiden Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 from April 25 to April 27, 2019 at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. Dubbed: “IndabaX Ghana” the three-day event, aims to bring increased awareness and capacity building efforts in data science …

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