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The Ghana Smart Cities project has been designed to provide affordable nationwide Wi-Fi network in collaboration with the local government institutions and other strategic and relevant government agencies.
Ahead of the MOU with RAC and CEIEC, Celtell Networks and its original foreign partners on the project, which include Cisco representative Sylversys Consulting International and US-based Aristotle Incorporated, and Hughes Corporation have been working on the project design for years.
CEO of Sylversys, Serge Philippe Ouedraogo also told Adom News as a global technology management consulting and professional services company, Sylversys serves as the technology advisory and implementation partner, leading essentially on the core Cisco technologies.
“We also double as the Cisco Partner of choice for the project, and thus server as a liaison with Cisco Inc and the other stakeholders of the ArisCel project,” he said.
Serge Ouedraogo believes the ArisCel project is one unheard of in Ghana, and possibly in the whole of West Africa; combining the latest and state-of-the-art technologies to provide a country-wide wireless network, which will serve as a core enabler for a Smart Ghana.
“It is a great challenge and opportunity for our company to work on such a laudable project – to have the chance of serving a country’s need by fast tracking its technology advancement is motivation enough for our involvement and utmost commitment.p,” he said.
He said Ghanaians can expect faster, cheaper and a wider access to the Internet, while the local government authorities throughout the country can expect greater throughput and advances on the digitization of various services through the Smart City portfolio, which is a core objective of the ArisCel project.