NCA to auction Infrastructure License
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Ghana’s National Communication Authority will soon be auctioning its Infrastructure License to the public. The license is aimed at promoting infrastructural development within the country’s telecom sector. This also forms part of the government’s policies to extend the availability of bandwidth capacities across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking at the First Africa Mobile and ICT conference and exhibition (MOBEX15) held in Accra, the Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) Mr William Tevie, explained that the provision of an infrastructure license is to encourage interested investors to extend infrastructure capacities from the coast to the hinterland so as to improve the availability and accessibility of bandwidth and mobile devices.
“For us it’s not just about having all that capacity at the coast but how do we take this capacity all the way to the interior so that we can build the availability of bandwidth and the availability of mobile devices all the way to the North, Upper East and Upper West.”
He acknowledge the commissioning of the Eastern Corridor Fibre Project by the president and the commencement of Western Corridor Fibre Project as steps taken by the government of Ghana through the Communications Ministry to ensure that there are enough fibre capacity up country.
The investments into infrastructures in the telecommunication sector of Ghana is expected to drive huge dividends for the country as it provides Ghanaian companies with experience cost effectiveness, secure communications, reliability, scalability and bandwidth management which is acceptable to their needs and demands.