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Nationwide 4G and 5G services in the offing -Ursula Owusu



Nationwide 4G and 5G services in the offing -Ursula Owusu 60

Good news for tech-savvy Ghanaians as moves to migrate to the highest stages of broadband mobile communications wireless services is inching closer.

This is because the government has approved the establishment of a neutral shared infrastructure company to deliver nationwide 4G and 5G services.

Communication and Digitalization Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who made this known indicated the move is to help service providers extend their services to the rural areas of the country, while helping government achieve its digitalization agenda.

Madam Owusu-Ekuful who was speaking in an interview at the 12th edition of the African Peering and Interconnection forum hosted by MainOne said government will provide the infrastructure for service providers to extend 4G networks to 80 percent of Ghana’s population.

“We have just been granted approval to have a neutral shared infrastructure along this lines, we’ll be working with network operators and private investors to set up a 4G and 5G network as well, so we are not going to be auctioning 5G, we are giving it to this networks so that all operators can use it and extend it to about 80% of the population.”

With technological advancement comes the growing demand for businesses the world over to scale their digital infrastructure, hence the move will complement the efforts of businesses in the country in this regard.

While 4G introduces various VoIP capabilities, 5G builds upon and enhances those promises of quick potential download speeds, thus making more space for more users to use their devices with ultra-fast internet connectivity.

Suraya Alidu Malititi |

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