According to a news report, MTN Ghana is on schedule to invest US$1 billion in Network Infrastructure and Information Systems (NIIS) by 2025, as anticipated.
The above-mentioned planned expenditure will help to advance Ghana’s Digital Agenda and position the country at the forefront of Africa’s digital transformation.
“We effectively implemented our investment objectives, with a total CAPEX of US$214 875 last year, supporting infrastructure modernisation, expansion of 4G coverage, and improvements to service quality,” MTN Ghana CEO Selorm Adadevoh said. To accomplish this, we installed 131 2G, 120 3G, and 1,446 4G sites and upgraded 2,121 existing 4G sites, resulting in increased capacity and improved customer experience. We also expanded the 4G network and data services to another 1.7 million people, furthering Ghana’s digital agenda.”
“MTN will continue with its capacity enhancement projects in 2022 to upgrade all cell sites to 4G capacity. The improvements are being carried out in conjunction with other commitments in support of ICT development projects, such as the installation of an ICT Hub and the building of Ghana’s first Innovation City.”
“We regard Ghana as the best-positioned country in the West Africa region to serve as a digital hub, exporting talents and services to diversify and accelerate economic growth.” As a result, technology leadership in the region is critical for Ghanaian SMEs to remain relevant in the post-AFCFTA period,” he remarked.
To become a digital economy, a significant and constant investment in technology and innovation is required, and MTN has committed to spending over US$1 billion on Network Infrastructure and Information Systems over the next five years to achieve this goal.
MTN’s Ambition 2025 is based on the notion that everyone deserves to live in a modern, connected world. This will be built on a large-scale connectivity and infrastructure business that will leverage mobile and fixed access networks to serve consumers, businesses, and wholesalers.