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History

NCBC Was commissioned

In the late 2007, the government of Ghana set up the National Communications Backbone Company( NCBC), a semi-autonomous corporate entity to manage the complimented optic fiber transmission network which was then managed and controlled by the erst-while Voltacom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volta River Authority (VRA) which at the time, provided backbone services in Ghana. Huawei Technologies S.A. Gh. Ltd, a Chinese Multinational Tele-communication Company, was charged to upgrade and expand the existing VRA OPGW fiber network by linking it to all the regional capitals and 36 major towns and cities across the country by optical fibre to enhance e-government, rural telephony and Internet services. 

National Communication Backbone Company was set up to provide broadband capacity for the deployment and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) nationwide, to pave way for Ghana’s economic and social development. This was also intended to improve governance, expand educational opportunities, manpower development, healthcare delivery, general commerce, modernized agriculture and also improve environmental monitoring and business development. The first Phase of National Fibre Optic Backbone Network was completed in December, 2007. 100% of NCBC was transferred to Ghana Telecom in August 2008, prior to the Vodafone purchase. 

The Government of Ghana retains 30% of Vodafone Ghana Telecom with Vodafone owning 70%. In the late 2007, the government of Ghana set up the National Communications Backbone Company( NCBC) Limited, a semi-autonomous corporate entity to manage the complimented optic fiber transmission network which was then managed and controlled by the erst-while Voltacom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volta River Authority (VRA) which at the time, provided backbone services in Ghana. The first Phase of National Fibre Optic Backbone Network was completed in December, 2007.

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