Internet Solutions to invest in Ghana infrastructure

Emmanuel Yartey -  Internet Solutions to invest in Ghana infrastructureGhana aims to improve interconnectivity and bridge the digital divide between cities and the country. (Image source: IICD/Flickr)Pan-African telecoms provider Internet Solutions has announced it will invest US$15mn in its network infrastructure in Ghana

The company, which recently launched its multi-million dollar Next Generation Network (NGN) Metro Ethernet and Metro Fibre Network in Accra, will spend the money on expanding its network in the West African country over the next three years.

“Though there has been significant investment in Ghana’s economy with regard to telecommunications, access to ICT resources has been challenged due to limited last mile infrastructure,” commented Internet Solutions’ regional chairperson for Africa, Yvette Adouvo Atekpe. “Our fibre-optic infrastructure therefore becomes an enabler to other solutions such as connectivity, cloud and communication.”

“As the demand for more bandwidth continues to grow, this state-of-the-art fibre-optic network will have the required capacity to accommodate this growth.”

Ghana has been making great efforts of late to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban communities and reap the enormous potential social and economic benefits of the ICT sector.

Speaking of the potential benefits of such development, communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said, “I foresee video conferencing for distance learning between our educational institutions and global institutions, or remote surgery via a video conference between our local hospitals and global medical experts. With this structure in place, the possibilities are endless for Ghana.”

Emmanuel Yartey

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