(MTN) has indicated of legitimate suits against private engineers and street workers for hire who industriously make harm their fiber optic links.
This, as indicated by the MTN, has become very impotant or key after a few commitment with the Association of Road Contractors (ARC), the Ghana High Authority (GHA), the Urban Roads Department and others to track down a genial method of tending to the circumstance yet had yielded no sure outcomes.
Mr Samuel Bartels, the Regulatory Manager of MTN who sounded the alert showed that the issue of fiber cuts had essentially deteriorated in the midst of the vivacious sensitisation and state funded training by the Company.
According to MTN, they spent about 2 million Cedis to repair the fiber optic that was cut of by the road contractors.
Mr Bartels was tending to the Central Region release of the Editors and Senior Media Practitioners’ Forum coordinated by the organization on Thursday in Cape Coast, to fortify the Company’s relationship with the media.
He said the repetitive fiber cuts which were for the most part brought about by street development and private engineer exercises, made gigantic expenses for the organization and furthermore sabotaged its all round capacity of 95%, 98% or 100% to offer quality types of assistance to its clients in the length and width of Ghana.
As per him, 56% of fiber cuts were brought about by street development and government offices, for example, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Ghana High Authority and the Urban Roads Department, while 35% was by private designers.
He added that in the Ashanti, Western and Central Regions, there was 50% increment in fiber slices because of street development and private engineer exercises in the main quarter of 2019.
Mr Bartels engaged street constructors to be cautious when attempting to keep away from the obliteration of the organization’s underground links which were laid as per the supported distance and profundity from the street.
He said MTN would proceed to discourse with partners like street project workers, Ghana Highway Authority, Department of Feeder Roads, and Urban Roads to impart to them their fiber optic to teach them a lesson that, you should be careful when contractors are constructing roads (#Thetimesgh).
Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mr. Samuel Koranteng, on his side, demonstrated that the Company was putting 160 million dollars in network extensions including the carrying out of its 4G+ administrations to guarantee high information limit and speed.
This, he clarified, conformed to the organization’s point of driving the conveyance of an intense new advanced world.
Mr Koranteng said MTN paid an aggregate of GH¢1.48 billion in charges, out of which, GH¢1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
He said GH¢184 million was likewise paid to the National Communications Authority and Ghana Investments Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), the controllers.
Addressing versatile Money, he said 13 million clients have up to this point been enrolled on the MTN portable cash in the ten years of its presentation.