Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, has announced a partnership with six major multinationals to build a long-distance subsea data link to service the African continent and the Middle East.
According to the telecom behemoth, the move is being made due to its stratospheric growth in popularity for web and information administrations hit by the Covid epidemic, necessitating a significant investment to expand its information infrastructure.
According to MTN Ghana, interest in information increased by over 100 percent between March 2020 and March 2021, suggesting that the current web foundation will soon be exceeded by demand.
The project, dubbed "2 Africa," will be one of the world's largest underwater link projects, capable of connecting Europe, the Middle East, and 21 landing stations in 16 African countries, including Ghana.
The 37,000-kilometer-long undersea links will facilitate access to the internet in Africa and set a limit for the deployment of 5G internet in Ghana.
In a media commitment unrelated to an Editors Forum organized by MTN Ghana as part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration, President Seloem Adadevor said, "With authorization from the Government, Ghana could be guiding 5G internet providers in 2023" in a drive to improve access to information across Ghana.
Mr. Adadevoh also mentioned that MTN is in talks with the government to secure more spectrum to satisfy the growing interest.
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