Mobile phones and other ICT facilities are vital communication tools for both business and societal development. The growing demand for mobile services have necessitated the increase in communications infrastructure such as towers; which are needed to ensure that there are adequate network coverage and access that guarantee minimum Quality of Service (QoS).
However, the very support structures required to enhance quality of service have also raised public concerns; specifically, issues related to health, aesthetics and safety. Some of these concerns particularly, with regard to health are not supported by existing scientific findings.
That notwithstanding, it is important, through education and public awareness, to address the concerns of the public and also take appropriate action to harmonise growth and development on one hand and public safety, perceived or otherwise on the other. Accordingly, to address growth and environmental sanity, an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) was inaugurated to champion the development and implementation of a solution framework. Download guidelines here.
The National Communications Authority (NCA), in fulfilment of its mandate as enshrined in the National Communications Authority Act of 2008, Act 769, and Electronic Transactions Act of 2008, Act 772, intends to introduce a Code of Conduct (Guidelines), to help regulate the transmission of Unsolicited Electronic Communications (UECs) via calls/SMS in Ghana.
The NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (AUTHORITY) intends to introduce Special Numbering Resources Administrative Framework and Guidelines (Guidelines) to help streamline the administration of numbering resources in Ghana and also to fulfil its mandate in the National Communications Authority Act of 2008, Act 769, and Electronic Communications Act of 2008, Act 775.
The Type Approval Guidelines” is issued by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 3 (r) of the National Communications Authority Act of 2008, Act 769 (Act). The Type Approval Guidelines has been issued to enforce Section 3 (n) of the Act which empowers the NCA to certify and ensure the testing of Electronic Communications Equipment for compliance with international standards; and environmental health and safety standards including electromagnetic radiation and emissions.
The Type Approval Guidelines has also been issued pursuant to Sections 66 and 67 of the Electronic Communications Act of 2008, Act 775. Regulations 78 and 79 of the Electronic Communications Regulations, 2011, L.I. 1991 empowers the Authority to approve Electronic Communications Equipment and also put in place both the standards and mechanism for the approval.
This Guidelines will allow data radio transmitters to operate in the UHF band, which is allocated on a primary basis to broadcast television services, on frequencies and at locations where that spectrum is not assigned to licensed services, while protecting licensed television broadcasting users operating in these frequencies from receiving harmful interference.