Monday, May 23, 2011
MTN Ghana has added another new unit to it existing units called the MTN Business unit, established purposely to provide innovative and cutting edge communications service to public and private sector organizations, Small, Medium and Large Scale Enterprises. Among some products and services that MTN Business offers includes: Leased Lines (National & International), Last Mile Access, Dedicated Internet, Shared / Dedicated IP Connect, VPN over Mobile. Others include Wi-Fi Hotspots, Co-Location Hosting Services, Convergence, Hosted Messaging & Collaboration and Cloud Computing & Virtualization.
Speaking to Biztech Africa during the unveiling of the unit at a ceremony in Accra, the Ag Executive of MTN Business, and Richard Densu disclosed that the establishing of a commercial entity like MTN Business, is to offer converged ICT solutions to businesses in Ghana reliable and efficient services. He noted that in today's corporate world, businesses cannot survive without communications services and this is what MTN Business seeks to offer and said "MTN Business is dedicated to the provision of end-to-end; diverse, reliable and cost effective ICT solutions to the business community in Ghana. These and many other initiatives are in line with MTN's unrelenting effort to bring world class telecommunications services to Ghanaians."
Solidifying customers confidence in the service delivery of MTN Ghana Mr. Densu mentioned how MTN has invested in technological infrastructure to serve as back bone for their three Data Centers in Accra and Kumasi which has high capacity to support businesses with Data Recovery Sites, Servers, Rack Spaces, Backup systems and many others to meet the ICT needs of organizations.
He gave the assurance that with laying of infrastructures the fiber optic and microwave networks across the country and beyond "it gives MTN the opportunity to support the expansion and connectivity needs of your businesses. We are also able to provide your business with dedicated and shared internet services virtually anywhere your business is located".
The Ministry of Communication in collaboration with allied agencies is vigorously pursing the universal access agenda to provide Information Communication Technology infrastructure and service to people across in the country. The National Communication Authority (NCA) National Information Technology Agency (NITA) Ghana Metrological Agency (GMA) and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) are supporting service provider, Public service organization and communities to harness the full potential of ICT.
The Deputy Minister of Communication Mr. Ernest Attuquaye -Armah who disclose this during the celebration of the International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Accra, Ghana, stated that the collaboration with ministries of Health, Agricultural, Education, Local Government and the District Assembly will extend broadband infrastructure to health institutions, schools and colleges and also the community Information Center, through the disbursement of Universal Service Funds, contributed by the communication service providers
Speaking on the year’s theme: Better life in rural communities with ICT, the Deputy Minister of Communication said the theme is to alert stakeholders on the need to employ the enabling capacity of ICT to improve the quality of the life in rural communities
He indicated that by the declaration of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), it is our common desire and commitment to build people centered, inclusive and development oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and people achieve their full potential in promoting the sustainable development and improve their quality of life.
This year’s celebration he noted enjoins all stakeholders , policy makers ,regulators, telecom operators, private investors and industry to come together to promote the adoption of policies and strategies that will promote better life in rural communities with ICT.
by :Benjamin Appiah Acquaye