MTN Ghana CEO Michael Ikpoki has announced his company’s decision to link up with the West Africa Cable System (WACS) by April this year.
MTN guarantees this measure will provide broadband services at required speeds to its subscribers across Africa.
Ikpoki said MTN can maintain a foothold in Ghana’s data services market as it has done with mobile GSM services.
“We invested about US$90 million in the WACS cable which landed in Accra in the second quarter of last year, because we saw the opportunity in the country,” he said. “We have also invested in data centres across the country and so with data we are very aggressive,” he added.
He stated that since the start of 2011, MTN observed an upward trend in broadband uptake. Hence, they are “looking to improve capacity in areas where we have seen huge data uptake”.