Government and Huawei officially launch rural telephony project
16 Nov 2020Ghana’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), in partnership with the Export-Import Bank of China and Huawei Technologies Ghana officially launched the Rural Telephony Project at Atwereboana in the Ashanti Region on 4 November. The initiative aims to provide voice and data services to more than 3.4 million people in underserved and unserved communities by commissioning 2,016 Rural Star sites developed by Huawei, thereby extending national mobile coverage from 83% to 95% and greatly accelerating local economic develo...
Brazil to ‘recreate’ Ministry of Communications
20 Oct 2020Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has recreated the Ministry of Communications (Ministerio das Comunicacoes, MiniCom) with the signing of Law 14,074/20 on 15 October. The regulatory switch has been on the cards since June, when a ‘provisional measure’ was approved. Communications has been part of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communications (Ministerio da Ciencia, Tecnologia, Inovacoes e Comunicacoes, MCTIC) since 2016, when then-president Michel Temer merged the ministries as part of an effort to reduce the number of government departments, as well as cuttin...
Communications Ministry To Launch Cyber Security Awareness Month
Ursula Owusu EkufulThe Ministry of Communications through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an agency with the mandate to coordinate Ghana’s cybersecurity development, will hold its annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) from 1st to 31st October, 2020.The month-long event will be conducted in a hybrid format comprising physical engagements (under strict COVID-19 protocols) and live stream on ncsamtv, Facebook, YouTube and updated across various social media pages such as Instagram and Twitter, the Ministry says in a press statement.It will involve thought-leadership se...
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