Ghana has announced plans to collaborate with network operators and private investors to establish both 4G and 5G networks in the country, Ghanaweb reported. Minister of Communication and Digitalization Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said the government has approved the establishment of a neutral shared infrastructure company to deliver nationwide 4G and 5G services. Owusu-Ekuful said the move is to help service providers extend their services to rural areas and help the government achieve its digitalization agenda. 

Owusu-Ekuful said the government will provide the infrastructure for service providers to extend 4G networks to 80 percent of Ghana’s population. The minister said the government will not be auctioning 5G but it will give it to networks so that all operators can use it and so reach the coverage goal. 

The minister also reiterated the government’s commitment towards building a digital economy, adding that significant investments in connectivity have laid a good foundation for a thriving ecosystem.

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