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MWC 2015: Huawei & Surfline set to expand 4G LTE in Ghana

March 5, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

(Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

The agreement is essentially planned to cover all regions in Ghana. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Surfline Communications and Huawei held an intimate press conference in order to disclose to IT News Africa that both parties plan to expand their 4G LTE network collaboration. The agreement is essentially planned to cover all regions in Ghana.

According to Huawei, after a grueling evaluation process, it emerged as the winning vendor for expansion due in part to their success as a worldwide market leader on frequency division duplex (FDD).

The expansion will cover major cities such as Takoradi, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Tamale and Ho, and include all key municipalities within the data-hungry country. Once completed Surfline will boast 700+ cell sites, making it one of the world’s largest independent LTE networks, an amazing feat for the country’s only telecommunications network that is wholly owned by Ghanaians.

At the media briefing, Surfline explained that this announcement follows its successful launch last August, which saw Surfline raise the bar on both new and existing operators through their commitment to bring international standards to Ghana by introducing sophisticated experiential stores, superior customer service and incomparable data speeds.

According to Surfline, it has experienced tremendous growth in its customer base making them a force to be reckoned with within the competitive marketplace.

At the briefing, Surfline and Huawei representative’s confirmed that they will be doing similar projects within Africa; however, Surfline will not enter Nigeria, which is due to the high rate of telecom operators already within the territory.

Darryl Linington

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