The Mobile Phone Business Boom In Ghana.
The Ghanaian mobile phone market continues to see a steady growth, with over 400 000 new subscribers in just one month. Ghanaian Government has chosen to invest huge sums of money in the development of the fiber-optic network.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has confirmed and compiled data, which was later published to the Ghanaian public regulatory body for the telecommunications industry. According to the reports issued in February, mobile phone subscriptions grew by 400 000 units, surpassing the 31 million mark. In the lead is MTN (173mila), which remains Ghana’s leading operator, followed by Vodafone (123 thousand) and Tigo (61 thousand).
Ghana is implementing the development of Internet and starting a serious digitisation process. The Ghanaian Government has vowed to improve access to the network both in terms of the country’s penetration rate and speed and efficiency. Significant infrastructural developments are underway such as those put in place with the Eastern Corridor Fiber Optic Backbone project, initiated by President John Dramani Mahama. Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), operational arm of the Ghanaian Ministry of Communications, have also produced a fiber optic network connecting the North and South of the country of Ghana, with the aim of connecting the central Government offices with their outlying agencies.
We surely hope many more African countries will follow Ghana’s steps as a way increasing the standards of living for many Africans. This indeed is a major step in connecting Africa to the rest of the world and being in tandem with modern trends.