MTN Ghana Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Selorm Adadevoh has announced partnerships with six other multinational companies to build a comprehensive underwater data cable for the African continent and the Middle East region.

According to the telecom giant, the move was due to the tremendous growth in demand for Internet and data services impacted by the COVID pandemic, which required significant investment in expanding data infrastructure.

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According to MTN Ghana, data demand increased by around 100% between March 2020 and March 2021, indicating that the current internet infrastructure will soon be overtaken by demand.

The project, called “2 Africa”, will be one of the largest submarine cable projects in the world with the ability to connect Europe, the Middle East and 21 landing stations in 16 African countries including Ghana.

The 37,000 km submarine cable will improve internet access in Africa and create capacity to test 5G internet in Ghana.

The CEO of MTN Ghana, in a media briefing noted that MTN is in talks with the government to acquire more spectrum to meet the growing demand during MTN’s 25 years of success celebration in Ghana event.

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