Ghana’s First 4G LTE Network Goes Live |Aims to be the Largest in Africa


4G-LTE-IndiaToday, Surfline Communications in Ghana launched what it’s terming as the country first 4G LTE service with nearly 300 cell sites.

In a statement to TechMoran, Surfline’s Founder and Executive Chairman, John Taylor said,“Across the world, people are enjoying super-fast Internet speeds powered by 4G LTE. Surfline is proud to bring this technology into Ghana for the first time and for Ghanaians to experience the difference it brings”.

Surfline aims to open the economy to new jobs and industries in technology, like application development, while also helping other sectors, like banking, retail and energy, do business more efficiently. The firm has invested over a $100 million to launch the network in Accra and Tema.

Surfline started testing its 4G LTE network in June this year ahead of its commercial launch and also launched a Flagship Store (in Osu). Surfline partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to set-up and deploy the network with capabilities such as LTE Radio Access Network, Evolved Packet Core and Professional services to install, optimize, maintain and manage the LTE network.

Daniel Jaeger, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in Africa said: “Alcatel-Lucent is proud to be Surfline’s partner in developing and launching its 4G LTE wireless broadband network in Ghana. This network has been built from scratch and based on best-in-class technology to deliver much higher speed than previous deployed technologies.”

Surfline’s network aims to create an experience that the customer can trust, believe in and return to again-and-again with confidence.