Ghana has marked Environment Telecommunications Working day with a 3-day Open up Working day in which various stakeholders, academia, dealers and individuals visited NCA’s Sort Acceptance and Conformance Labs as effectively as Network Checking Centre and Computer system Emergency Reaction Team (CERT).
ITU Secretary-Normal, Houlin Zhao phone calls on ITU Member States, sector users, little and significant organizations and academia, alongside one another with UN sister businesses, our companions and all stakeholders, to assist ITU’s “Bridging the Standardisation Gap” programme and prosperity and effectively-becoming for all.
Deputy Interaction Minister charges Director General of NCA, to liaise with mobile network operators to figure out the level of prospective pitfalls we may perhaps have as regards the prevalence of pretend or sub-conventional cellular products on the market. “The Ministry will not wait to go the Tanzania, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa routes to disconnect counterfeit cell telephones from use”.
Accra, 17th May, 2019: Ghana has joined the rest of the entire world now in observing the 2019 Earth Telecommunications and Details Culture Working day (WTISD) under the theme “Bridging the standardisation gap”. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the celebration given that its inception in 1969.
The day was observed to increase awareness of the significance of the topic as properly as motivate the implementation of worldwide requirements in Ghana’s communications sector in the bid to bridge the digital divide.
The event, organised by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Communications, was celebrated in a variety of a know-how sharing workshop on Friday and preceded by a 3-day Open Day. The Open Day which took put from 13-15 May well, 2019 witnessed the NCA open its doorways for interest teams and stakeholders such as Producers and Sellers of Electronic Communications Devices (ECE), tertiary learners, media and the basic public to go to its condition-of-the-art Form Approval Laboratories as properly as its various Monitoring Facilities, such as the NCA-CERT and Network Monitoring Centre.
Director Standard of the NCA, Joe Anokye providing his welcome handle
Welcoming contributors to the celebrations, the Director General of the NCA, Mr. Joe Anokye indicated that within just the very last handful of a long time, the NCA experienced invested heavily in complex monitoring machines which permits the NCA enjoy its regulatory purpose and make sure compliance of all required QoS Key General performance Indicators (KPIs) for the fulfillment of the close person – among the machines acquired provided the Network Checking Procedure and the Nemo Excellent of Support Procedure for Push Exams and many others.
He also commended staff members of the Authority for the key roles they play in just the ITU framework, particularly lively and leadership roles in the ITU-T standardisation do the job.
The ITU Secretary-Standard Houlin Zhao, in a speech for him by the Board Chairman of the NCA, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo explained ITU standards guarantee interoperability, open up international markets and spur innovation and progress and are good for produced and acquiring international locations. He additional that they enable speed up ICTs for all Sustainable Improvement Goals. He also named on ITU Member States, marketplace associates, little and significant businesses and academia, collectively with UN sister agencies, our partners and all stakeholders, to support ITU’s “Bridging the Standardisation Gap” programme and prosperity and nicely-staying for all.
Board Chair of the NCA, Kweku Sakyi-Addo reading through the Address of the ITU Secretary-Common to mark the day.
The Head of Workplace for UNESCO Ghana, Abdourahamane Diallo browse the UN Secretary General’s tackle. He mentioned Technological developments such as 5G and the Net of Factors have the potential to deliver considerable social and financial gains and to generate development in the direction of the Sustainable Development Goals. He claimed the standards-creating process of the International Telecommunication Union is a lot more important than ever, and commended the ITU’s motivation to inclusivity, consensus and bridge-constructing amid governments, corporations and universities from all locations of the globe.
Head of Workplace, UNESCO Ghana, Abdourahamane Diallo spoke for the UN Secretary-Common
Providing his keynote deal with on behalf of the Minister for Interaction, the Hon. Deputy Minister for Communications and Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya West, Mr George Nenyi Andah tasked the NCA to liaise with the mobile network operators to determine the degree of potential threats Ghana may well have as regards the prevalence of faux or sub-normal cell equipment on the market. He indicated that the government will not hesitate to disconnect counterfeit mobile phones from use considering that the well being of people is significant. He reported it was crucial that the regulator maintained expectations and shield the buyer.
Deputy Interaction Minister and MP, Hon. George Nenyi Andah sent the Keynote Address
He also known as on stakeholders to rise in unison to assist in the combat from crimes fully commited in the telecommunications sector. The listing of crimes he offered included running broadcasting stations without having authorisation, damaging the fibre optic cables which have a wonderful affect on the high quality of company, mobile income fraud, preserving and functioning SIM box tools and buying and using pre-registered SIM playing cards and offering bogus facts or assertion for the duration of SIM card registration.
Ghana’s celebration was climax with a workshop were being individuals deliberated on vital troubles of standardisation within the communications place. Discussions ended up bordered around subjects these kinds of as the lawful and plan framework that exists which can play a vital part in bridging the standardisation hole in Ghana, interventions the taken by the NCA to ensure that standardisation gaps the regulator has recognized are bridged and how do they get bridged as perfectly as the position of operators within the telecommunications place in implementing these requirements.
The party introduced Provider Supplier within just the communications sector, Individuals, protection personnel, SMEs, business people, Customer Advocacy Groups, regulators of ICT and relevant sectors, media and the basic general public.
A team photo of dignitaries at the Earth Telecommunications Working day with some management personnel of the NCA.
About Standardisation Gap
Bridging the Standardisation Hole (BSG) is a essential element of ITU’s mission to link the planet. BSG is also one particular of the 5 strategic goals of ITU’s standardisation sector (ITU-T). The overarching aim of the BSG programme is to handle the disparities in the ability of building ccountries, relative to produced types, to access, implement and affect ITU’s global requirements. In this context, the BSG programme aims to facilitate the economical participation of building countries in ITU’s specifications-producing system, to disseminate details about existing specifications, and to aid producing nations in the implementation of standards.