Telecommunications company MTN has said that it will be committed to increasing the internet penetration of Ghana, which is currently at only 5.2%, compared to 11.5% for the rest of Africa, and aims to close the gap between Ghana and the rest of the continent.
“MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to changing the status quo by driving internet access and data usage in the country through the provision of the best broadband services at affordable and need-specific data bundles in order to help Ghana leap into the digital age,” wrote Ghanaweb.
But MTN also voiced their concern about the problems they are facing in installing fiber lines in Ghana, which is hampered by cables being cut and the poor road conditions.
“I trust that we all appreciate the fact that the construction of roads is also a very important intervention by the government to open up the country and so we appeal to our subscribers to bear with us as we work towards finding a permanent solution to the problem,” Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana said.
“She added that MTN had invested heavily in the deployment of state of the art switch centres in Accra and Kumasi as well as the landing in Ghana of the West Africa Cables System which will be operational early next year to offer even better and faster internet services to its subscribers,”Ghanaweb added.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor