Vodafone is the biggest telecoms operator in Ghana and has significant operations across the entire West African region

Vodafone Ghana is to expand its fibre optic network, linking Ghana with a number of its West African neighbours.

The expanded network will provide full fibre connectivity between Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Niger, Mali, The Ivory Coast and Togo, allowing closer collaboration between businesses in the West Africa region.

"The latest project affirms our commitment to driving Ghana’s digital agenda. We are providing our customers an alternative route into the landlocked countries in West Africa. Customers now have the option to choose between the interconnection at Dakola and Cinkase to transport internet services beyond Ghana. Additionally, customers currently on the Cinkase link can now fall on the Dakola link as backup in the event of any downtime," said Angela Mensah-Poku, managing director of Vodafone Wholesale

“We have also invested over GHS14m ($2.9m) to complete a third ring across the country to support additional capacity requirements into the landlocked countries.” she added.

Ghana was one of the first nations in Africa to liberalise its telecoms market and in 2009 Vodafone Group bought Ghana Telecom, rebranding it to Vodafone Ghana. 

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