TechInAfrica – The Rural Telephony Project was launched by Huawei and Ghana’s Ministry of Communication. This project aims to support voice and data for more than 3,4 people in an area that is underserved and unserved.
Working together with China National Technical, this idea is expected to preserve the government’s cost of traditional cell sites up to 70% and widen the coverage of national mobile communication from 83% to 95% – increasing the development of the local economy while raising people’s resources.
Ghana’s government commits to guaranteeing that all people in Ghana can access an affordable and reliable voice and data connectivity, regardless of their tribe, religion, class, location, or identity, according to Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, President of Ghana.
The Ministry of Communication and Ghana Investment Fund for Electrical Communication (GIFEC) is collaborating with several mobile network operators, like MTN, Vodafone, and Huawei. This partnership is launching the rural telephony project to present data and voice connectivity to 2016 rural telephony areas, specifically located in underserved and unserved communities around Ghana.
Regardless of their financial, economic, social status, or location, all Ghanaians should receive the advantage of quality telephony services. Therefore, the government ensures that the Rural Telephony Projects is delivered successfully and in December, they will launch 1000 sites, according to Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu- Ekufu.
The Minister of Communications praised GIFEC, Huawei, and the mobile network operators involved in this project, such as MTN, Vodafone, and Huawei. The government will continue to present leadership in applying solutions and programs to help rural connectivity.