The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) will upgrade its WIMAX networks to LTE in 2012.
The move is part of an agreement signed with Huawei to implement the second phase of the eGovernment network which is expected to witness the roll out of 30 more Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), bringing NITA’s total stations to 60 across the country.
The upgrading will improve the catchment area of the eGovernment network. In addition, a secondary data center in Kumasi, and some eServices including e-health and correspondence management system for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will be deployed during the second phase of the project.
By the deployment of LTE solution, NITA would provide 4G class data and voice services on the eGovernment network.
This will enable government MDAs to have access to the latest technologies and improve upon doing government-to-government and government-to-citizens business.
NITA is committed to improve efficiency within government through the use of ICTs and to stimulate government-citizen interaction through eServices.
NITA will complete deployment of all 11 pilot eServices which include online passport applications, drivers’ license renewal, birth and death registration, business registration and many more by the close of the year, and expand the scope to eService deployment to other MDAs.