Smart Africa and Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited have partnered to collaborate on the One Africa Network and Interconnect Clearinghouse initiative, Data Center and Cloud Project, and Intra-African Connectivity Project, to advance digital transformation in Africa.
A press release from the Ghanaian telecommunication solutions provider said that the partnership will also see Smart Africa and Afriwave Telecom providing training for decision-makers across Africa through the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) vehicle.
Smart Africa is an alliance of 32 African countries, international organisations, and global private sector players tasked with defining Africa’s digital agenda.
The alliance is empowered by a bold and innovative commitment by African Heads of State to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent and usher Africa into the knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and the use of ICTs.
With a vision to create a single digital market in Africa by 2030, the Smart Africa Alliance brings together Heads of State who seek to accelerate the digitalization of the continent and create a common market.
“It is important that we keep Africa’s data within the borders of Africa. To achieve this, we must build the capacity to manage and store data on the continent. This partnership with Afriwave Telecom will use African skills to advance Africa’s capacity and digital transformation,” said Lacina Kone, CEO/Director General, Smart Africa Secretariat.
Afriwave Telecom is established in 1998 to provide telecommunications solutions in Ghana and beyond. It is the first and the only licenced Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) Operator in Ghana, and currently provides national telecommunications interconnect clearinghouse services to licenced Mobile Network Operators MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo, and Glo Mobile in Ghana.