The Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Backbone Infrastructure Inaugurated

Director General NITA, Fibre Optic

Monday, 18 May, 2015

A Demonstration by the Dirctor Gneral, NITA during the inauguration of the Eastern Corridor Fiber Optic Backbone Infrastructure Project at Ho in the Volta Region by President John Dramani Mahama.

The project, funded by the Government of Denmark at a cost of USD38 million, is designed and implemented by Alcatel-Lucen, a leader in the field of networking and communications technology, products and service. It has a data centre and a managed service component to ensure the security of data on the entire network.

The project spans 800km, linking Ghana's north and south as well as international submarine gateways via its eastern corridor. It serves major towns such as Ho, Kpando, Jasikan, Nkwanta, Bimbilla, Yendi, Tamale, Gushiegua and Bawku as well as 23 smaller communities. It will be linked to the existing network in other parts of the country and facilitate network access to 120 District and Municipal Assemblies and surrounding communities.

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