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Business News of Monday, 13 November 2017


Maiden edition of Broadband Ghana Forum scheduled for November 30

The Broadband Communications Chamber (BBCC) has announced that its maiden Broadband Ghana Forum is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Coconut Grove Hotel.

The one-day event, under the theme, ‘Broadband: The Catalyst for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development’, seeks to initiate a public dialogue on how to revamp Ghana’s five-year-old Broadband policy.

Addressing the media at a press conference held at the Ellking Hotel in East Legon, the CEO of BBCC, Elorm Gustav Tamakloe, said that the forum will address key issues such as factors hindering the digitization of Ghana, the onset of new technologies, hindrances to innovation, and many others.

The forum will feature series of presentations by key personalities and organizations, under the sub-theme, ‘True Broadband and the possibilities it brings’.

Some of these key personalities and organizations include Dr. Thomas Mensah, renowned Ghanaian inventor of fiber optic technologies, Nokia, Huawei and CSquared, Google’s African Broadband infrastructure company.

The forum also aims to recommend guidelines and modalities for the complete review and update of the existing policy, taking into consideration new entrants and technologies in the Broadband industry.