Ghana: Telecoms Minister Urges Industry Companies to Develop Infrastructure Sharing Code

Ghana: Telecoms Minister Urges Industry Companies to Develop Infrastructure Sharing Code

Ghana’s Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful (photo) has called on telecom companies operating in Ghana to share their infrastructure to improve broadband access. It has encouraged telecom operators to develop a sharing code that will protect the interests of everyone while ensuring healthy competition and a better consumer experience.

The Minister spoke on the subject on November 30, 2017 at the opening of the Broadband Ghana Forum in Accra. The first-ever meeting, organized by the Chamber of Broadband Communications (BBCC) in partnership with the Ministry of Communications, was an opportunity to initiate a public dialogue on the most effective method of implementing the national policy. broadband.

According to Ursula Owusu Ekuful, many fiber optic cables have already been deployed across the country by telephone companies and Internet service providers. “We have a lot of fiber around the big cities while most parts of the country are not covered. We can not continue this way. It is very expensive to lay down fibers  that remain underutilized. “ She lamented.

Beyond improving broadband access, through the pooling of telecom infrastructures that increase the country’s network coverage, Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful explained that infrastructure sharing would contribute a reduction in the overhead costs of telecom companies and the cost of the Internet.

Source: Agence Ecofin



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