Google in competition against Facebook is trying to make Internet connection in developing countries cheaper and reliable. The two companies are doing this by partnering with local stakeholders like mobile network operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Facebook is achieving this under the Internet.org program while Google is doing it under the Project Link program. The West African nation Ghana has become the latest developing country to benefit from Google’s Project Link. The tech giant company is installing infrastructures like fiber-optic networks and partnering with local ISPs and MNOs to provide Ghanaians cheap and reliable Internet connection.
Google is said will build over 1,200 kilometers of fiber optic cable across the following Ghanaians towns; Accra, Tema and Kumasi that will connect the local ISPs and MNO to a metro-area fiber. This infrastructure will help them meet the demand for speed and high data capacity. Thus, scale up the supply for the growing demand for data across Ghana’s schools, the business community, and individual smartphone users.
If all goes as planned, Google’s Project Link in Ghana will be up and running by early 2016. …read more
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