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Ghana’s offshore broadband network behind schedule

An offshore broadband project in Ghana that would have been the first of its kind in Africa has failed to meet its completion period.

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

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  1. Interesting but the group involve in this alsome project should come together to get this going without delay. PARD Energy is a great company from what I have heard and this project is critical in the sense of data aquisition and storage for the greater Jubilee Project.
    Sooner completion the better.