Government through the Minister for Communication and Digitalization has announced a partnership with seven industry leaders to develop a new shared internet infrastructure aimed at delivering affordable 5G mobile broadband services across Ghana.

The seven partners which form the Next-Gen Infrastructure Company (NGIC) include Ascend Digital, K-NET, Radisys, Nokia, Tech Mahindra, and two telecommunications companies – AT Ghana and Telecel Ghana.

Speaking during a press briefing in Accra, the Minister for Communication and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekufful said the NGIC which will launch 5G internet services which aims at enhancing the lives of Ghanaians by introducing digital services in education, healthcare, and digital payment transactions, reduce the digital divide and promote financial inclusion.

“NGIC’s equity will be held by the Republic of Ghana, Ascend Digital, K-NET, all mobile operators in Ghana and other private investors including the technology providers who may wish to join the consortium,” she stated.

Mrs Ursula Owusu- Ekuful indicated that internet users in Ghana can now look forward to faster and more affordable mobile data after rolling it out within the next six months.

Source: Nyarko