Avoid unnecessary video calls, says Ghana’s regulator

17 April 2020

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has released 10 pointers to consumers on the responsible and rational use of telecom networks as well as the internet, during this period of the coronavirus crisis.

According to the umbrella organisation that regulates and promotes the interests of telecom firms in the west African nation, the advice needs to be adhered to in order to ease communication during this period. It has also asked that consumers avoid unnecessary video calls, not only during rush hours but at all times.

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'Blocking of phone calls a growing problem'

23 March 2020

Call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators is negatively impacting many local telecoms customers who are finding they cannot always successfully complete phone calls, according to Anthony Engelbrecht, technical director at independent telco, Huge Networks.

He said that some clients of SA’s many Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecoms networks such as Huge Networks, Connection Telecoms and dozens of others are increasingly finding that calls they place are not reaching the intended telecoms user.

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Orange and GIZ partner to enhance digital employability of young people in Africa and the Middle East

18 December 2019

Alioune Ndiaye

Alioune Ndiaye

Orange and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have will develop the digital skills of 20,000 young people in 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East as part of a new deal.

The companies will work hand-in-hand to train young people in digital skills, improve their employability and thus help reduce unemployment.

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Financial identities for unbanked could bring in US$43bn - report

12 December 2019

The introduction of financial identities for sub-Saharan Africa's 'unbanked' population could attract an additional US$43bn to annual GDP for the region, according to a new study.

This figure equates to an average increase in GDP of US$41 per person and factors in a 17% rise in total household savings (US$31bn).

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