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Telecoms Chamber/NCA and road sector to hold workshop

Accra, Oct. 31, GNA - The National Communications Authority (NCA) in collaboration with the Telecommunications Chamber will host a workshop on Thursday, November 1 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.    

The workshop will discuss the increasingly rampant cuts to telecoms cables that result in costly disruptions to telecommunications services and inconvenience to subscribers in the country.    

A statement from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications said the half-day event which will be opened by Mr Haruna Iddrissu, Minister for Communications, is being held in conjunction with the Department of Urban Roads, the Ghana Highways Authority and other roads sector institutions including the Association of Road Contractors (ASROC).    

The NCA and Telecoms Chamber have in recent times expressed concern about the increasing spate of cable cuts and, especially, its implications for subscribers hence, the decision to work with all stakeholders to address this and other related issues that fall within the domain of telecommunications.    

There have been several cable cuts this year leading to major outages of telecoms services with the majority of them occurring during road works.    

Other issues to be discussed include relocation of telecoms cables during road construction, while road sector funding agencies will be asked to consider incorporating telecoms infrastructure at the inception stage of future roads projects as a matter of policy.    

It is the aim of the NCA and the Telecoms Chamber to strive continuously towards ensuring that consumers get good quality from any telecommunications services, be it voice or data, the statement said.    

It said the Authority would continue to conduct its routine monitoring exercises to ensure that consumers are provided with excellent services throughout Ghana.    

Ghana has commenced the construction of the fibre optic project on the eastern corridor to intensify investments in mobile broadband infrastructure, improve quality of service and enable Ghanaians tap into the next-generation networks and technologies that should support smart education, governance and a knowledge-based economy.

 

 

 

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Source: GNA Story (http://www.ghananewsagency.org/economics/telecoms-chamber-nca-and-road-sector-to-hold-workshop-51497)
Published: 2012-10-31 21:46:32
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