Ms Estelle Akofio-Sowah, the Google Ghana Country Manager
Google Ghana has launched a metro fiber project link in Accra to help mobile network operators and Internet service providers to provide broadband service to their customers at an affordable cost in the country.
The metro fiber project, according to Ms Estelle Akofio-Sowah, the Google Ghana Country Manager, would enable mobile operators and local Internet providers to expand their services to Tema , Accra and Kumasi.
She explained that internet providers in those 3 cities would be the indications of the project, adding that there is high demand for broadband to facilitate business in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.
She said that 1200 kilometers of metro fiber will be built in Tema, Accra and Kumasi, to provide the speed and capacity to work with, as well as meet meet increasing demands of Internet users in these cities.
Ms Akofio-Sowah said the project would improve Internet services and address bandwidth needs of clients in the cities.
She assured that construction on the network started before this year, with service planned to begin early 2016.
, Mr Ernest Brown, the President of the Ghana Internet Services Providers Association said that the launch of the metro fiber link could help improve infrastructure sharing in Ghana, by providing the necessary capacity for the increasing bandwidth requirements of Ghanaian internet and data users.
He explained that this is a great initiative for the telecommunications industry in Ghana and we look forward to participating in its growth.
Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, the Deputy Minister of Communications, praised Google for the initiative and expressed the hope that its growth could benefit students in communicating with their counterparts globally to enrich their knowledge in academia.
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