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GIFEC Build 1,000 Communication Towers In Remote Areas - Minister

Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has built about 1,000 communication towers in remote areas as Government is Hoping to have connectivity 95 percent of the Ghanaian population by December 2020.

A Deputy Minister of Communications, Vincent Sowah Odotei who made this disclosure expressed the confidence that with government leading the way in providing the right infrastructure, mobile network operators will follow suit to spread connectivity.

Speaking at the official opening of the country office of US-based IT firm, Slamm Technologies in Accra, Mr. Sowah Odotei government wants to include every Ghanaian in digital transformation agenda with Internet connectivity and access to communication.

The GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has entered into a partnership with the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and Vodafone Ghana to deploy mobile internet solutions in unconnected rural communities.

The partnership which will run from July 2019 to late 2020 as part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity.

The project focuses on specific rural areas that currently lack connectivity but have economic potential.

2G, first introduced in 1992, is the second-generation of cellular telephone technology and the first to use digital encryption of conversations. 2G networks were the first to offer data services and SMS text messaging, but their data transfer rates are lower than those of their successors.

3G networks succeed 2G ones, offering faster data transfer rates and are the first to enable video calls. This makes them especially suitable for use in modern smartphones, which require constant high-speed internet connection for many of their applications.

4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone communications standards. It is a successor of the 3G and provides ultra-broadband internet access for mobile devices. The high data transfer rates make 4G networks suitable for use in USB wireless modems for laptops and even home internet access.

Source: Kofi Atakora/ 

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