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Ericsson & Tigo to Wire Up Ghana

June 13, 2012 by Ben Collins in World with 0 Comments

Ericsson has just announced that its plans to bring connectivity to over 30,000 Ghanaian are well underway and should see some connectivity by the end of the year.

The partnership with Tigo, which is part of the Millinium Village Project, aims to foster economic growth in the impoverished nation by bringing the country online. As part of the package, Ghanaian locals will have access to mobile voice and data technology. The intention is to make the workforce more mobile and more easily deployed in areas where work arises.

The first move will be for Ericsson and Togo to get the voice and data network up and running, which will be powered by a purpose built hybrid power station. Rural communities that are currently off the grid will now be able to obtain knowledge of work opportunities in the capital as well as in the rural parts of the nation.

Apart from the obvious economic benefits, the development is aimed at improving the social well being of Ghana and it’s citizens who have suffered at the hands of tyrannical leaders and civil way. A a spokesman for Ericsson claims that they already have engineers on the ground and it’s only a matter of time before things get underway.

This is yet another real world difference that the Millinium Village Project is making, and puts them at the forefront of worldwide charities enacting worldwide change. If successful, the project will likely be replicated in neighboring African countries.

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