Google to deliver fibre to Ghana via Project Link

6 Oct 2015

On 1 October Google announced that Ghana will be the second African country involved in its fibre-optic initiative, Project Link. The move will see more than 1,200km of fibre cable deployed across the cities of Accra, Tema and Kumasi, connecting local ISPs and mobile service providers, and delivering capacity to help ‘fill the gap in local infrastructure’. The network is already under construction, with Google expecting to start offering the service in early 2016.

Last year the Ugandan city of Kampala was the first in Africa to connect with the Google-backed project, via a 700km fibre link allowing broadband operators to provide local businesses with an improved and cheaper internet service.

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