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Posts Tagged ‘Accra’

  • Skills gap will cause 75% of organisations to experience disruptions by 2020

    Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

    October 3, 2017 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Samsung empowers young girls with future-focused ICT skills

    On the 2nd of October 2017, 40 employees from Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea gathered in Accra to take part in the company’s annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP). The week-long initiative, which is aimed at empowering young girls with...

  • Airtel Uganda launches LTE network

    Airtel expands fibre optic network in Ghana

    May 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel expands fibre optic network in Ghana

    Airtel Ghana has completed the expansion of its fibre optic cables in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi in a development, according to Airtel, poised to enable customers experience superior network capability. This includes including speeds of up to 42mbps on...

  • Rockefeller Foundation grants $3.8 million for Ghana ICT park

    March 31, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rockefeller Foundation grants $3.8 million for Ghana ICT park

    The government or Ghana has received a $3.8 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which will be put towards creating an ICT Park in the capital city of Accra. With the development of the ICT park, the government aims to attract more ICT companies to...

  • African ecommerce platform goes Dutch for growth

    February 12, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African ecommerce platform goes Dutch for growth

    West African mobile social and classified platform MoboFree has leveraged off growth funding from Netherlands-based eVentures Africa Fund to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra, establish new offices in East Africa and invest in marketing. ‘To...

  • Gathering in Ghana to tackle rising internet costs

    February 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gathering in Ghana to tackle rising internet costs

    Today in Accra, the world’s broadest technology sector coalition, the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), will host an interactive forum focused on driving down the cost of internet access in Ghana. The meeting – A4AI’s first in-country...

  • Cyber criminality grips Ghana

    November 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber criminality grips Ghana

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Association of Bankers, D.K Mensah, has expressed regret that Ghana has been identified as a major hub for cybercrime. The CEO made this known at the opening of a training workshop on E-Crime and Countermeasures...

  • Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    October 23, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Removing monopoly-type mobile landscapes

    In August 2013 Vodafone announced the expansion of its communications services unit Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) in Africa. The Company claimed it is experiencing strong growth in revenues from the enterprise market on the Continent. On the back of...

  • Airtel Ghana announces data roll-over

    September 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Ghana announces data roll-over

    Airtel Ghana announced this week that it would allow customers to rollover their unexpired mobile Internet bundles from month to month. The move has been praised by sector experts who said it would allow users to maintain their data packages and not lose...

  • Microsoft’s 4Afrika offers internships for Obama’s YALI Fellows

    July 2, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Microsoft’s 4Afrika offers internships for Obama’s YALI Fellows

    One of the core missions of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is to actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness. Over the weekend, Microsoft took new steps to deliver on that commitment. While visiting Africa,...

  • Technology central to growth in Ghana’s capital

    April 12, 2013 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    IBM has launched a report entitled A Vision for Smarter Growth: an IBM Smarter Cities Report on Accra, Ghana, highlighting how the West African city should turn to technology to transform its key urban systems. Based on the opinions of local experts from...

  • eGhana project receives biometric boost

    April 9, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on eGhana project receives biometric boost

    Gemalto, an established provider of digital security services, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. This initiative is...

  • Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

    November 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

    IBM  has announced the successful completion of a new comprehensive state-of-the-art data center at the fast-growing Fidelity Bank in Ghana.   Fidelity Bank, which is widely known in Ghana for its innovative mortgage and rural banking products, has...

  • 6 Ghanian schools set for e-schooling

    March 22, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Ghanian schools set for e-schooling

    Six schools have benefitted from the first phase of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) e-school initiative in Ghana. This initiative aims to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to participate in the global economy. The...

  • MTN Ghana linking up with WACS

    March 9, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN Ghana CEO Michael Ikpoki has announced his company’s decision to link up with the West Africa Cable System (WACS) by April this year. MTN guarantees this measure will provide broadband services at required speeds to its subscribers across Africa....

  • Ghana’s homegrown Instant Messenger rivalling Whatsapp

    March 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (6)

    Saya Mobile, a Ghanaian mobile messaging company, on Tuesday revealed their product, “Saya”, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. Described as Africa’s Whatsapp equivalent, it is intended to make sending messages fun and affordable. Robert Nii...

  • IBM opens new centre in Ghana

    November 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Technology giant IBM announced that they have opened a new procurement centre in Ghana, which will help to drive the way forward in IBM’s rapid business growth in the region. Located in Accra, the centre will serve clients and business partners in Ghana, as...