Welcome To Tech Nova

As a lover of technology, I’m always looking for up to date news on what’s happening in the tech world with regards to energy, transportation, finance, mobile apps etc. When I got back to Ghana in 2012, I wasn’t aware of the various startups and technology apps that lots of people were pushing and building. But news about the tech world in Ghana sometimes isn’t … Continue reading Welcome To Tech Nova

Transitioning…90% Complete: Say Hello To Tech Nova

So over the past few months, I said I was working on something cool. I then followed up that this blog was going through a transition. Well, I can reveal what’s been happening behind the scenes. I have a pretty busy schedule but I think this is worth it, even if it means lack of sleep. So the new venture I’m working is called: Tech … Continue reading Transitioning…90% Complete: Say Hello To Tech Nova

Standard Chartered Bank Wants To Lead The Way In Digital Banking In Ghana. It Looks Like They Might Have A Head Start

It was a hot Wednesday afternoon when I walked into the head office of Standard Chartered Bank at Accra High Street. I was meeting up with the Digital Banking Team from Standard Chartered including the Head Of Retail banking as well as the Head of Digital Banking. It was close to 12:30pm when we walked into the office of Henry Baye, head of Retail Banking … Continue reading Standard Chartered Bank Wants To Lead The Way In Digital Banking In Ghana. It Looks Like They Might Have A Head Start

On Sight: DVLA + NRSC Wants To Install Dedicated Traffic Cameras. Haven’t We Seen This Story Before?

Today, I read a story on a couple of news websites that the Driver Vehicle and License Authority (NVLA) in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) want to install dedicated traffic cameras on roads by June 2017. The aim is to prevent reckless driving and correct driver behavior. That sounds like a great idea right? Well… That would be an innovative idea. But … Continue reading On Sight: DVLA + NRSC Wants To Install Dedicated Traffic Cameras. Haven’t We Seen This Story Before?

Ghana’s Online Passport Service Doesn’t Seem To Have Gone Fully “Digital”

Not long ago, Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the process for applying for passports was going digital. Ghanaians were finally going to be able to apply and pay for passports from the comforts of their phones and offices and skip all the queues. Well, that was supposed to be the case. Turns out, it’s not really like that at all. So apparently, the … Continue reading Ghana’s Online Passport Service Doesn’t Seem To Have Gone Fully “Digital”

Vodafone Launches Fibre Broadband, Gearing Up For A Fight With MTN

Looks like we have a fibre broadband fight on our hands. Vodafone recently launched their own fibre broadband solution. This is just some months after MTN rolled out their own fiber broadband solution in Accra. Vodafone’s fibre optic broadband technology aims to deliver significantly faster download broadband speed than conventional broadband ADSL. Vodafone is claiming that their solution will give 10x more the speed of … Continue reading Vodafone Launches Fibre Broadband, Gearing Up For A Fight With MTN

Asoriba Officially Launches Their Church Management Solution

It was late afternoon at the Holiday Inn hotel in Accra. Coming in from the hot weather into the hotel lobby and being welcomed by cool air courtesy of the air conditioners was a welcoming. In one of the conference rooms at the hotel, the startup company Asoriba was officially launching their church management software solution to the public. Asoriba is a church software management company … Continue reading Asoriba Officially Launches Their Church Management Solution

Transitions

When I restarted this blog and started writing again in 2016, I was frustrated by the lack of content revolving around technology in Ghana. Tech stories were almost non existent or not in-depth enough. And so, I started writing again, trying to cover technology news in Ghana. The aim was to be a bit more in-depth and write from user perspective side about technology. Fast forward … Continue reading Transitions

Is The NCA’s Price Of 4G Keeping Players Like Vodafone Out Of The LTE Game?

There was a report out that Vodafone Ghana had partnered with telecom player Afrimax to get into the 4G LTE space in Ghana. However Vodafone Ghana denied that report. But there are reports floating around that Vodafone has sent the National Communications Authority (NCA) a partnership proposal with Surfline to deploy 4G services. But NCA has stated that they cannot approve such a proposal because … Continue reading Is The NCA’s Price Of 4G Keeping Players Like Vodafone Out Of The LTE Game?

Airtel And Tigo Are In Talks For Potential Merger

This is something that is going to be big if it comes to fruition. Millicom International Cellular, operators of Tigo, and Airtel are currently in negotiations for a potential merger. If that happens, that will make Tigo+Airtel the biggest telecom operator in Ghana, surpassing Vodafone and being second behind MTN. MTN and Vodafone currently sit as number one and number two top mobile subscribers respectively … Continue reading Airtel And Tigo Are In Talks For Potential Merger