5G technology will transform industries, drive economic growth in Ghana – Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Modern Ghana

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The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed that government is committed to leveraging 5G technology to transform industries and drive economic growth.

The Minister made the statement on Thursday, May 30, when she briefed the press on 5G deployment in Ghana.

The Government of Ghana, in collaboration with Ascend Digital, K-NET, Radisys, Nokia, and Tech Mahindra, supported by All Mobile Network Operators in Ghana, starting with AT and Telecel, has launched the Next-Gen InfraCo (NGIC).

This initiative aims to deliver affordable 5G mobile broadband services across the nation, propelling Ghana towards a fully digitized Ghana by 2030.

In her address today, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said it is important for the country to take advantage of the numerous benefits of 5G technology.

“The benefits of 5G technology are numerous. It offers faster speeds, lower latency, more connections, and better reliability. These improvements will support a range of new applications and services, from enhanced mobile broadband to massive machine-type communication and ultra-reliable low-latency communications. 5G will transform industries, enable new business models, and drive economic growth,” Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said at the press briefing.

In her address, the Communications Minister assured that the government will ensure equal access to internet connectivity throughout the country.

“…the Akufo-Addo/ Bawumia Government is committed to ensuring equal access to internet connectivity throughout the country. This shared network infrastructure for 5G represents a strategic move to provide affordable, high-speed mobile broadband services, reduce the digital divide, and promote financial inclusion.

“This initiative is a significant step towards achieving a fully digitized Ghana by 2030. We look forward to the successful deployment of nationwide 4G/5G services and the transformative impact it will have on the lives of Ghanaians,” Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stressed.

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