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07 December 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Ghana’s minister of communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful has called on telecoms companies to share their fibre infrastructure to improve broadband access.
According to the Ecofin news
agency, she has encouraged carriers to develop a sharing code
that will protect their interests while ensuring healthy
competition and a better consumer experience.
"We have a lot of fibre around the big cities while most parts
of the country are not covered," she said. "We cannot continue
this way. It is very expensive to lay down fibres that remain
Owusu Ekuful was speaking at the opening of the Broadband Ghana
Forum in Accra, described as an opportunity to initiate a
public dialogue on the most effective method of implementing
the national broadband policy.
Owusu Ekuful said that pooling of telecom infrastructure would
improve broadband access and contribute a reduction in the
costs of telecoms companies and the cost of the internet.
Ursula Owusu Ekuful,