In recent years, Africa has gradually become home to exciting innovations. Startups, raising capital in billions, are birthing disruptive models across sectors, and global tech giants are extending their tentacles to the untapped markets in the continent.
Seamless connectivity is essential to help businesses and individuals reap the rewards of the disruptions happening across the continent. Still, the lack of the required infrastructure to effect this has caused slower growth in Africa.
As of March 2021, Africa had a 37.42% average Internet penetration with wide gaps between juggernauts like Kenya at 85% and smaller countries like Eritrea at 6.9%.
In this article, Techpoint Africa examines Ghana’s current internet space, the challenges and opportunities present within the African continent, and chronicles MainOne’s entrance into the telecommunications sector in West Africa with the launch of its submarine cable leading to a boost in internet speeds; the subsequent launch of its data center facilities through its subsidiary, MDXi; as well as it’s latest expansion into Ghana with the launch of the MDXi Appolonia data center, highlighting its impact on the Ghanaian economy.