The collaborative offshore broadband project between MTN Ghana and PARD Energy of Norway was expected to have been completed by October 2010, but there is no word yet on its progress. During question time at a one-day workshop in Accra Friday April 30, 2010, Mr. Trygve Tamburstuen of PARD Energy had said the project should be ready in six or nine months time.
If completed, the world class broadband solution, according to Mr. Tamburstuen would meet the data storage and transfer requirements of Ghana’s oil sector, both offshore and onshore.
The project was initially set to have taken off before commercial production of oil began in Ghana December 15, 2010.
Enquiries sent to MTN Ghana asking about the latest development on the project have not been answered.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi