After a successful roll-out of its unlimited internet services in Accra, Ghana, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider, Tizeti, has announced its expansion into Ghana’s Central Region, starting with Kasoa. The company plans to expand to Osu, Cantonment, Kwabenya, Amasaman and Accra Central areas within the next 12 months. With this move, residents and businesses in Ghana’s Central Region will now have access to unlimited, high-speed broadband connectivity from Tizeti at 200 Ghana cedis monthly.
Announcing the rollout of its new low-cost unlimited internet in the Central Region, Tizeti’s Country Manager for Ghana, Lydia Asogwa enthused that its broadband internet will empower more Ghanaians in the Central Region, stimulate economic activities, and provide unlimited access to affordable and reliable broadband services. “Despite existing fiber infrastructure, broadband internet in Ghana is still expensive. With our solar-powered telecoms towers, we can reduce the costs of unlimited broadband internet by as much as 50%. We already provide our broadband services in the Greater Accra region, specifically East Legon, Lapaz, Achimota, Dansoman, Ashaley Botwe, Adenta, Madina, Spintex, Nungua, Tema, and Oyarifa and its environs to address the huge demand for reliable internet service. This expansion extends our coverage in Tema, builds on the successes of our early subscribers in Accra, and allows us to expand quickly to provide connectivity to people outside the broadband envelope”, she said.
Focused on its commitment to widening digital inclusion in Africa with affordable broadband connectivity, Tizeti has remained focused on improving internet access, especially to underserved locations without fixed broadband connectivity. Tizeti builds brand-new, solar-powered, 4G-capable towers in these cities and leverages the expansive fiber networks built by its partners, including Google Csquared, MainOne, and Facebook, to bring millions of people online, and deliver the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that access to the Internet provides.
Kendall Ananyi, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tizeti, justifies the move to expand the company’s coverage in Ghana “Tizeti was built to tackle poor internet connectivity, not only in West Africa but on the continent as a whole. For the potentially millions of Africans outside the digital divide, who lack access to reliable and uncapped internet access, the results can be dire. Without access, opportunities for empowerment, education, and development are stunted. Our expansion across Ghana is the right step towards driving the adoption of broadband internet in West Africa.”
For many countries in Africa, there is still a huge digital divide. This boundary between connected and unconnected translates into clear consequences for employment, education, family and social life, and access to information. According to the World Wide Web Foundation, ensuring fast internet in Africa will enable billions more to come online, and to take advantage of the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that access to the Internet provides. Companies like Tizeti are playing a significant role in addressing the digital infrastructure deficits in Africa with innovative technology and capabilities, to improve development outcomes for millions of people.
This news item has been published in the Business and Financial Times, Ghana.