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The Ghanaian telecommunication company, Surfline proceeded on Tuesday to the launching of the first 4G network of the country. According to the General Manager of the company, John Taylor, the first stage of the project cost more than 100 million dollars. For the moment, only the capital town Accra and the city of Tema benefit from these new services.
« We want to exploit the existing 4G space by proposing a high speed connection debit to facilitate education and on-line business, declared the director of the Ghanaian group, and to allow distance activities, particularly for people living outside the cities« , declared Taylor to the news agency, Reuters.
According to Jeune Afrique magazine, Surfline offered free of charge for the moment to the very first subscribers in an offer of at least 20 GB, costs 555 cedi (approximately 150 dollars). The service is accessible from 25 cedi per month (approximately 7 dollars) for 1GB connection. The premium offer of 50GB costs 445 cedi (approximately 120 dollars).
The maintenance of the new network is given to the telecom parts manufacturer, Alcatel-Lucent, partner of Surfline since 2013.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO