February 21, 2024

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Ghana to get 5G by next year – NCA

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The Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Joe Anokye, has revealed that 5G wireless data communication will soon be made available to mobile carriers.
He, however, hinted at a policy revision to make this possible.
“We have made sure that the spectrum required for five 5G is available. There are few policies that must be made as to exactly how spectrum will be made available.
“It is very complicated, because of the way the market is, we don’t want to proceed and only one entity will have the capability of acquiring the 5G,” he explained.
Mr Anokye said this at the 12th R.P Baffour memorial lectures organized by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
Mr Anokye again stressed the need for infrastructural boost to make the services available to the majority of the population.
“We have to make sure Wi-Fi services at various places where people meet are provided. There is a fibre optic connection to central point to make your 5G come”, he stated.
“Every now and then a submarine cable will go down and when it does, it takes time. You have to send a ship in. We have to make sure Wi-Fi services at various places where people meet are provided, there is a fibre optic connection to central point to make your 5G come,” he said.
Mr Anokye’s was speaking on the theme, “KNUST, a history of remarkable growth in science and technology education, resilience and adaptability in the digital space.”
He recounted a myriad of challenges faced by the university some years back.
He thus commended KNUST for keeping up with technological advancement.
“The journey of KNUST over the past seven decades stands a testament to what vision, dedication, resilience, and corroborative spirit can achieve.
“From its foundational years to alumni and success stories, the University has remained a beacon of knowledge in Ghana’s educational landscape,” he said.

Source: Kwesi Debrah

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