Ghana to upgrade mobile, transmission networks

French telecoms equipment supplier, Alcatel, has sealed an US$80million deal to revamp Ghana Telecom’s mobile and transmission networks.

  • E-Mail
By  Richard Agnew Published  August 12, 2003

French telecoms equipment supplier, Alcatel, has sealed an US$80million deal to revamp Ghana Telecom’s mobile and transmission networks.

The contract, won through Alcatel’s Chinese joint venture Alcatel Shanghai Bell, will see 250,000 switching lines installed in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi, the ‘gold triangle’ area of Ghana.

Alcatel will also help to expand mobile network capacity to 630,000 subscribers, and optimise Ghana Telecom’s transmission network with a metro solution and fiber optical ring in Accra.

Six companies bid for the project, which Ghana Telecom says it will use to extend telecoms services to all secondary schools, towns and villages in the country.

The operator also claims that the move will see a ninefold increase in its mobile capacity and a threefold rise in the capacity of its fixed network.

The contract is part of a larger, three-year agreement between Alcatel and Ghana Telecom, which includes plans for further fixed and mobile infrastructure expansion.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code