Huawei to implement phase two of Ghanaian connectivity project

18 March 2013 |

Huawei’s Ghanaian subsidiary has been selected by the country’s government as its equipment supplier for phase two of an e-project in the country.

The project is designed to rollout complete, online, IT-enabled services to all public sector agencies in Ghana, as well as allowing the deployment of software applications to improve the performance of government agencies and departments on the platform.

Huawei successfully completed phase one of the project, for $30 million, which involved deploying a wide area network (WAN) to cover 10 regional capitals and a further 5 towns in the country.

Phase two will see Huawei upgrade the WiMaX network to an LTE network for increased data transmission speeds.

“It is the government’s objective to ensure that the improved network connectivity provides better access to healthcare and health information, opportunities for education and training, transportation, protection of environment and management of natural resources, and also create transparency in government,” said Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah, minister of communications in Ghana.

Huawei is also expected to extend the country’s metro area network to increase network resilience, and build a second data centre which will integrate with the existing primary data centre.

“Huawei’s focus is not just on business,” the company said in a statement.

“Our vision is to enrich life through communication and this is reflected in both our commercial and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives”.

The agreement follows Huawei’s recent partnership with Zain to establish a joint innovation centre in the Middle East.