Ghana’s Afriwave Telecom becomes the latest private sector to join Smart Africa Alliance

ICH services provide a simple, cost-effective, and reliable point of interconnection. [Image:courtsy]
Ghana—The Smart Africa Alliance is a partnership between 31 African countries adhering to the Smart Africa Manifesto. Its goal is to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the African continent through the usage of information and communications technologies.

The alliance has announced that AfriwaveTelecom has become the latest private sector member of the Smart Africa Alliance.

Afriwave is a Ghanaian company established in 1998 to provide telecommunications solutions in Ghana and beyond. It is the first and the only licensed Interconnect Clearinghouse operator in Ghana and currently provides national telecommunications interconnect clearinghouse services to licensed mobile network operators in Ghana.

Afriwave Telecom also provides International telecommunications interconnect clearinghouse services to international wholesale careers who route international telecom traffic into Ghana.

The operations of ICH have brought several benefits to the Ghana telecom sector and Airwave telecom is looking forward to extending its services to other parts of Africa and therefore willing to collaborate with stakeholders who share the same ambitions.

The Smart Africa Alliance is empowered by a bold and innovative commitment by African Heads of State to accelerate sustainable social-economic development on the continent and usher Africa into the knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and the use of ICTs.

The alliance is visioning to create a single digital market in Africa, it Alliance brings together heads of state who seek to accelerate the digitalization of the continent and create a common market.

“The Republic of Ghana has been a committed member of the Smart Africa Alliance therefore it is an honor to welcome the first wholly-owned Ghanaian company joining the Alliance.

“More importantly, Afriwave Telecom’s membership presents an opportunity to leverage Afriwave Telecom’s experience and that of other smart Africa private sector members as we take steps towards developing a blueprint for the deployment of national and regional interconnect clearinghouse across Africa.” Spoke Lacina Kone, CEO of Smart Africa Secretariat.