Huawei Ghana launches rural transmission project
Updated: Jan 8, 2021
In collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, Huawei Ghana has set in motion its Rural Telephony Project. It seeks to make voice and data services to rural dwellers.
With help from the China National Technical, this innovation is projected to eradicate the cost of traditional cell sites and widen the national coverage of mobile communication by 12%, growing the development of the local economy.
H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, assured that the government has committed to seeing to it that its citizens have equal access to affordable and reliable voice and data connectivity, regardless of their standard of living or geographical location.
He also announced that the Ghana Investment Fund for Electrical Communication (GIFEC) has also joined forces with several mobile network operators, like MTN, Vodafone, and Huawei to make this a reality.
‘’This partnership is set to launch the rural telephony project to present data and voice connectivity to 2,016 rural telephony areas, specifically located in underserved and unserved communities around Ghana.’’ he said.
The President went on to commend GIFEC, Huawei and the Mobile Network Operators for working together to deliver the project and promised to continue to provide leadership in implementing solutions and programs to facilitate rural connectivity.
Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, Minister of Communications added that “no one, irrespective of their financial, economic, social status or location should be deprived of access to quality telephony services hence government’s keen interest in making sure that the project is delivered successfully and they intend to roll out 1000 sites by December”.