Huawei To Connect 3.4 Million Individuals In Ghana Through Its Innovative Solution


Tech World

March 1, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

Huawei has announced its partnership with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to connect 3.4 million people in 172 rural areas through its innovative solution.

Huawei’s innovative solution, the RuralStar Pro solution rollout, will make it possible to provide voice and mobile broadband services to remote villages, increasing Ghana’s mobile coverage rate from 83 percent to 95 percent.

David Guo, President of Huawei Wireless Network Site Product Line, noted that 600 million people in the world still have no access to mobile connectivity.

"The RuralStar Pro solution could provide connections for these uncovered areas at the optimal cost and fastest speed," he said.

This solution integrates a baseband unit (BBU), a remote radio unit (RRU), and a relay device into a single module, enabling one module one site.

The power consumption of each site is less than 120W. The head of a village can deploy it independently and have an engineer configure it remotely.

Guo said this significantly reduced the end-to-end cost of deployment, and a return on investment can be expected within three years.

Over 400 RuralStar sites have already been deployed.

Abraham Kofi Asante, CEO of GIFEC, said more than 2000 RuralStar sites would be deployed.

Guo said in the three years since its initial launch, Huawei's RuralStar had been continuously evolving.

The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2021

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