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04.03.2009 Business & Finance

Glo ready for Ghana operations

Glo ready for Ghana operations

GLO Mobile Ghana is set to change the face of communication in Ghana as it engages ZTE, a highly-rated international telecoms vendor, to do additional access network infrastructure, including 800 indoor and outdoor basic trans-receiver stations (BTS), for its imminent rollout.

The Ghana access network ZTE is deploying for Glo is apart from the deployments Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are handling for Glo. In addition to the 800 BTS, the ZTE deployment also includes three base switching centres (BSCs), 45 NodeB, two RNC, 162 PDH MW links, EDGE and HSPA, OMCs, planning and optimisation tools.

ZTE will also install for Glo the Accra metro fibre backbone configuration spanning Accra-Kumasi-Tokaradi, Accra-Ho, Kumasi-Sunyani and Kumasi- Tamale.

Other cities and roads to be covered by Globacom in its strategic partnership with ZTE in the Ghana telecoms revolution are in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

A statement by Globacom's Executive Director (Special Projects), Mr. Mike Jituboh, said the microwave transmission extension Glo was deploying would ensure voice and data clarity and eliminate bottlenecks usually encountered with pre-expansion technology.

The new network elements with multi-media components will be linked to the Glo 1 submarine optic fibre cable thereby providing a golden opportunity for Ghanaians to establish private call centre operations with attendant economic benefits to the people.

The Glo 1 submarine cable will have landing stations in London, New York, Lisbon and major cities in 16 African cities, including Accra, Dakar and Lagos.

The Glo 1 submarine cable will land in Ghana shortly.

Globacom and ZTE representatives are optimistic that the deployment of these equipment and the provision of additional platforms will give communication in Ghana a significant boost.