MTN Group set to deploy 5G internet connectivity in Ghana in partnership with Vodafone

GHANAMTN Group in partnership with Vodafone, Google and Facebook are looking to bring 5G internet connectivity in Ghana, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, said.

The 5G network he noted, will be enabled through the completion of the 2Africa Submarine Cable Project.

The 2Africa is one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world and will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

At 37,000 kilometres long, 2Africa will be nearly equal to the circumference of the Earth. It will provide nearly three times the total network capacity of all the subsea cables serving Africa today.

When completed, this new route will deliver much-needed internet capacity, redundancy, and reliability across Africa; supplement a rapidly increasing demand for capacity in the Middle East; and support further growth of 4G, 5G, and broadband access for hundreds of millions of people.

“We recognize our responsibility as an African based telecommunication service provider to support the ever-increasing demand for internet services and have invested in partnership with several other players being Google, Facebook and Vodafone in the 2Africa submarine cable project which we hope to land in Ghana in 2023,” added Adadevoh.

“The project boasts a length 37km of fibre and optical fibre for the 2Africa submarine cable which will link up Western Europe with the Middle East and through 16 African countries including Ghana.”

“This forms part of MTN Group’s efforts to facilitate a healthy internet ecosystem by enabling additional internet capacity and faster internet speed at lower cost with the deployment of technology such as 4G and 5G for the benefit of millions of Ghanaians and businesses.”

Mr Adadevoh also posited that MTN Ghana over its 25 years stay in Ghana has invested over US$6 billion in expanding the country’s telecommunication infrastructure and increasing access to internet connectivity which has seen record growth in recent time resulting in what the telecom giant describes as “Data Capacity Deficit.”

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