Ghana to boost 4G reach by 65%, aims to construct 4,400 4G and 5G sites in three years

Ghana’s Minister of Communications outlines plans to raise 4G coverage from 15% to 80% in three years using Next-Gen InfraCos (NGIC). The government aims to install 4,400 4G and 5G sites to enhance high-speed connectivity. NGIC, a shared infrastructure firm with a ten-year 5G license, is mainly owned by Ascend Digital Solutions Ltd. and K-NET (55%), with 10% government ownership and the remainder by local operators and investors.

The NGIC program seeks to hasten the adoption of advanced technologies to achieve universal broadband access and a digital economy by 2030. In collaboration with Radisys Corporation, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited owned by Mukesh Ambani, the Ghanaian government plans to introduce affordable 5G mobile broadband services across the country by the end of 2024 through NGIC.