Sprint_4G_LTE_LogoGhanaian company Surfline Communications partnered with French technology company, Alcatel-Lucent, to launch the country’s first LTE network.

According to Reuters. Surfline Communications invested more than $100 million for the first phase of the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, which has 300 cell sites.

John Taylor, the chairman of Surfline Communications said that the pre-paid data-only service is available in the capital and nearby port city of Tema, but the aim is to go nationwide within two years.

“We want to fill the void by providing high speed connectivity to facilitate e-education, e-commerce and facilitate long distance activities especially by people living outside the cities,” Taylor said.

Surfline Communications is the first to officially offer LTE network services in Ghana, but other companies are also preparing to launch the next-generation network in the country.

Earlier this year, a partnership agreement with Alepo Technologies and BLU Telecommunications (BLU).
In statement it was reported that Alepo would provide policy and charging control for a 4G/LTE network to BLU in Ghana.
And BLU’s LTE services is expected to include data, voice, IPTV and Wi-Fi hotspots for residential and commercial customers, the statement noted.

However, a date of the availability of the LTE services was not revealed.

Source: itWeb Africa