Ghana to build 1,006 telecom sites in 2024

21 February 2024

The Ghanaian government plans to construct and implement 1,006 telecom sites in 2024 to improve mobile service coverage in the country, especially in rural areas.

These telecom sites are part of the ‘Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion’ project unveiled in November 2020 by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to reduce the digital divide by strengthening basic telephony services in rural areas. 

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IHS Cameroon to build 10 digital kiosks by 2025

16 February 2024

IHS Cameroon has committed to build 10 digital kiosks in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon by 2025, with five in each region.

The initiative, ‘Tower Kiosk by IHS Cameroon,’ was launched recently with the deployment of three of the 10 kiosks in the localities of Idenau, Santa and Tombel.

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Benin joins Smart Africa Alliance

06 February 2024

Benin is now a member of the Smart Africa Alliance, an organization that promotes the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to accelerate economic and social development in Africa.

The initiative is part of the efforts undertaken by the Beninese government to accelerate the country’s digital transformation and place itself at the heart of the ICT agenda in Africa.

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Government establishes National Broadband Alliance for Nigeria

06 February 2024

The Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy has established the National Broadband Alliance for Nigeria (NBAN) to encourage collaboration in broadband development and adoption, as well as to position Nigeria at the forefront of the global digital economy.

According to Dr Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, the ministry’s focus for strengthening Nigeria’s digital economy is primarily driven by connectivity, as evidenced by the infrastructure pillar of the ministry’s Strategic Blueprint.

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