GIFEC Rolls Out 54 Sites To Extend Telephone Services To Rural Communities

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The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has rolled out 54 Rural Telephony Project (RTP) sites to help extend the coverage of wireless mobile telephone services to the rural communities nationwide.

A statement signed by Ms Veronica Commey, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, GIFEC, said all 54 sites are currently operational.

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The project, which costs $12m is a  collaboration between GIFEC, Ericson and mobile telecommunications giants MTN.

The project required the installation and operation of appropriate network and infrastructure although the precise configurations for each location and project were technology-neutral and determined on a case-by- case basis.

The ultimate objective of the project is to achieve virtually 100 per cent mobile telephone service coverage throughout the country, and to also increase telephone subscribership to as many citizens as possible.

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