Cut Down Use of Mobile Devices Amid COVID-19 – Ken Ashigbey

Cut Down Use of Mobile Devices Amid COVID-19 – Ken Ashigbey

Dr. Ignr. Kenneth Ashigbey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT) has issued some possible practices to be carried out to enhance fair, responsible and coherent use of telecommunication networks and internet connectivity throughout the period of the Covid-19 emergency crisis.

According to Dr. Ignr. Ashigbey, initiatives are being taken to ensure that the finest and continuous operation of telecommunication and emergency services during the period of state of emergency.

“Internet data usage and increase voice and mobile financial services are the main challenges that hinder effective telecommunication and quick response by emergency service providers in case of emergency,” he said.

He advised the public to stick to certain initiatives by avoiding online entertainment during digital traffic rush hours especially during the hours of 9:00am-11:00am and 7:00pm-11:00pm and also turn off background mobile applications from running if they are not in use.

In addition, he urged Ghanaians to avoid sending large digital files, sending of bulk emails, avoid unnecessary video calls and stick to audio facilities during virtual meetings.

He also advised that people should take advantage of collaborative teamwork platforms and technologies at the same time download only necessary files and send links to files location instead of files itself.

Cloud services should be adopted for document storage and digital signage among others, he added.

He also mentioned that electronic devices software and versions should be updated as well as malware and virus protection. Children should avoid streaming video platforms and social network but rather adopt more creative hands-on task.

The public is also advised to adopt responsible internet protocol, he stated.

He encouraged the general public to stick to the safety precautions protocols as stated by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service towards the fight against coronavirus.

Source: // Amos Kwame Kpeli