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Government to License Starlink and Other Satellite Internet Providers to Address Internet Disruptions

Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu Announces Program to Enhance Internet Connectivity.

The Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu, has informed Parliament that the government is initiating a program to license additional satellite internet service providers to address the disruption to internet services in the country.

She revealed that global satellite internet service provider Starlink is in the process of being licensed to operate in Ghana.

In her briefing to Parliament regarding internet disruptions, Ursula Owusu stated that it will take a minimum of five weeks for the damaged undersea cables causing the outage to be fixed.

“Starlink is in the process of being licensed. And other operators are being encouraged to land in Ghana. We must also invest in operationalizing RASCOM (Regional African Satellite Company) instead of each country going at it alone.
“All network operators must arrange and implement alternate routes to restore phone services as they’re currently doing,” Communications and Digitalisation Minister Ursula Owusu disclosed to MPs in Parliament on Monday.

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