MTN, the leading telecommunications provider in Ghana, has established an ultra modern Switch and Data Center in Ghana to boost the quality of the voice and data services it is providing to its subscribers in the country.
This world-class facility will also support the rollout of innovative value-added services.
Located at Sakaman, a suburb of Accra, the centre has, since its establishment, attracted the attention of a cross-section of the Ghanaian community including Mr. Paarock Van Percy, the Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA).
During the last Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) conference in Accra, Dr. HamadounToure, the Secretary General of International Telecommunications Union (ITU), also took an opportunity to visit the facility. He was impressed by MTN’s commitment to setting the pace for technological advancement in Africa. “I am pleasantly surprised by the huge investments made by the company,” he said.
Mr. MazenMroue, the Chief Information Officer of MTN said, “As an organization, it is important that our employees get to understand the progress we are making in building excellent infrastructure, providing the capacity to offer best services to our customers.” He added that, “In order to maintain our leadership position in the country’s telecommunications sector, we have to design winning initiatives and strategies.” Mr. Mroue re-affirmed MTN’s commitment to continue to make the needed investments to ensure that customers continue to enjoy world class telecommunications services.
Since its entry into the country, MTN has enjoyed great patronage from mobile phone subscribers across the country with its subscriber base growing from about 5 million in August 2008 to the current level of almost 9 million subscribers.
The facility itself, valued at an estimate of USD 250 million, is the first of its kind in Ghana’s telecommunications industry and the third in the MTN Group after South Africa and Iran. It is expected to provide the latest and most advanced technology needed to drive MTN’s operations in Ghana.