Category: Technology

Vodafone Wholesale Completes Second Fibre Route to Landlocked Countries

Vodafone Wholesale, a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana, has completed the second fibre route to Niger and Mali. The connection, which will allow the flow of internet bandwidth beyond Ghana, runs through Dakola in Burkina Faso. The project, aimed at offering an alternative route for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to send services to parts of the West African sub-region, will facilitate  the World Bank funded West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructural Project (WARCIP) with the Burkinabe government. Speaking on the project, Angela Mensah-Poku, Managing Director of Vodafone Wholesale said “The Paga-Dakola fibre optic link project is one of the many projects...

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Ghana is on the Brink of Energy Security

The Ghanaian President, who is seeking a second and final four-year term in office in his country’s December 7 polls, told Ovation International in an exclusive interview that: “As [of] January this year, we have put in 854 megawatts of emergency generation. That generation is available and we have managed to match demand and supply. But then we need an extra redundancy which we do not have at the moment.” What that means, Mr Mahama said, is that “if something happens to one plant, then we will slip into a deficit. If you bring the plant back up, everything...

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Africa 4 Tech Convenes African Leaders for 72-Hour Innovation Bootcamp Leading into COP22

Africa 4 Tech, a network of innovators tackling the world’s biggest challenges has announced its first-ever open innovation bootcamp, which will precede the 22ndConference of the Parties of the United Nations (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The 72-Hour Innovation Bootcamp slated from the 2nd to 4th of November, 2016, will bring together over 150 scientists, world leaders, entrepreneurs, and technologists from across Africa and around the world to source, design and code solutions to tackle some of the continent’s biggest challenges: education, energy, health, and agriculture. In a statement issued and copied to the Republic in Accra, the Chief Executive Officer and...

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GREDA challenges telcos to assist estate developers with tech solutions

The Executive Secretary of the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA) Sammy Amegayibor has challenged Ghana’s leading network provider MTN and other telecommunications companies operating in the country to come out with real time technology solutions to assist real estate developers. According to him GREDA and its members are faced with some challenges that technology is the only solutions to it. Speaking to the Republic at the sidelines of the MTN Hospitality and Housing Fair held in Accra, Mr. Amegayibor mention one of the major issues confronting estate developers as managing condominium apartments,  a building or complex of buildings...

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Tigo wins CIMG Telecom Company of the Year

Outperforming its competitors in the industry, Tigo, the country’s leading digital lifestyle brand, was adjudged Telecommunications Company of the Year at the 2016 Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) awards held in Accra. The company was recognized for its outstanding blend of innovation and creativity across all its initiatives, coupled with highly relevant tailored services, superb managing of marketing effectiveness, staff development and CSR programmes. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Roshi Motman, reiterated the company’s desire to continue maximizing its investments in network quality, products, brand, corporate social responsibility, and customer care including supporting Corporates and SMEs to provide...

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