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Ghana ups broadband penetration with partnerships as Denmark delivers 165kms of OFN

Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo

The presidential plans of the Ghanaian government to make Ghana, West Africa’s leading example of digital economy is brazing the trail and very close to realization. This stemmed from the fact that few days ago, Denmark provisionally handed over the Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Network (OFN) Extension Project to the Ministry of Communications, which will be managed by the National ...

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Zinox now InfraCo licencee for S’East, Brinks Group for N’East—NCC

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As part of fresh drive to deepen broadband penetration in Nigeria, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) Licencees. The two new Infraco licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for South East and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for North East. A statement signed by the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo ...

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Ghanaian Minister advocates co-sharing of broadband infrastructure

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The Ghanaian Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, on Monday, intensified calls across boards for broadband and telecom companies to build up a broadband infrastructure code to allow for the co-sharing of broadband infrastructure. According to her, “Co-sharing infrastructure would help reduce the overhead cost of broadband firms and telcos and thereby lower the cost of internet and grow ...

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Worried by multiple taxation, ATCON set to meet Govs over RoW

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Rising from the 2017 edition of the Telecoms Executives and Regulators’ Forum (TERF) held weekend in Lagos by the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), indications have emerged on fresh moves by telecoms operators to meet with all the 36 states governors on the need to provide soft landing on issues and taxes relating to Right of Way (RoW) ...

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Give Nigerians broadband, not details of how broadband’ll change their lives, businesses

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A cross section of Nigerians who use data on a daily basis for their businesses and personal activities have called on the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shift emphasis from repeatedly explaining how use of broadband will change narratives of daily businesses and life to deepening broadband availability and affordability. Report from a recent Vox Pop conducted ...

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FG makes headway on broadband, harmonizes RoW charges for telecom InfraCos

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The recent approval harmonizing right of way charges payable by the telecommunications companies and related public utility infrastructure on Local Governments, States and Federal Highways by the National Economic Council (NEC) has elicited reactions from industry experts. It would be recalled that the major challenge faced by telecoms groups working on delivery of broadband infrastructure in parts of the country ...

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