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Business News of Thursday, 4 July 2019

Source: GNA

Vodafone affirms commitment to Ghana’s mining industry


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Vodafone has pledged its commitment to the mining industry as the digital economy enters a new phase of growth.

A statement from Vodafone Ghana to the Ghana News Agency explained that with the emergence of the Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and other new age technologies, many industries were taking full advantage to win in the marketplace.

Vodafone's partnership with the mining industry, it said, had been consistent in innovation and growth, co-creating some of the industry’s most innovative technology solutions.

The company has also been instrumental in transforming the sector to make it more efficient and safer with new tools, the statement said.

It disclosed that at a recent mining summit in Accra, officials of Vodafone’s Enterprise unit, affirmed this commitment to continue to support the industry.

The support includes connecting the dots with automated platforms - around driverless trucks in the mining pits, drone services for stockpile management, conveyor belt weightometers, geo-fencing of tracks and sensors to monitor driver fatigue.

The statement quoted Mr Johnson Arkaah, the Head of Corporate with Vodafone Business as saying: "We implore the mining industry to look to us when it comes to bespoke services in the areas of private LTE, IoT and other digitalised platforms to enhance their processes”.

He noted that Vodafone was committed to providing digital and technological solutions as a service to enable mining companies to focus on their core business of mining mineral resources safer and efficiently.

“It is a partnership that also aligns with our promise of an exciting future for our customers and stakeholders,” he added.

The statement said as a global leader in digital transformation, Vodafone Business was leading the way in telecommunications services in the country.

The unit was adjudged the “Telecom Business of the Year” at the just ended Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards among over 10 companies.

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