Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that the government has granted approval for the establishment of a neutral shared infrastructure company to deliver nationwide 4G and 5G services. Speaking at the twelfth edition of the African Peering and Interconnection forum in Accra, the minister stressed the strategy will help service providers extend their services to the rural areas and support the country’s digital transformation agenda.

‘We have just been granted approval to have a neutral shared infrastructure along these lines. We’ll be working with network operators and private investors to set up a 4G and 5G network as well, so we are not going to be auctioning 5G, we are giving it to these networks so that all operators can use it and extend it to about 80% of the population,’ the minister stated.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful also reiterated the government’s commitment to cultivating a robust digital economy, highlighting that substantial investments in connectivity have already laid a strong foundation for a flourishing ecosystem. She added that the government had given approval for the landing of two new African submarine cables to provide affordable internet access.

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