SES, GIFEC and BLUETOWN complete deployment of BLUETOWN Rural Connectivity Platform in Asumura, Ghana
Global satellite provider SES, the Ghanaian universal service fund – GIFEC, and BLUETOWN have now completed a trial deployment of the BLUETOWN Rural Connectivity Platform in the remote village of Asumura in Western Ghana. BLUETOWN solar powered Wi-Fi now covers the central locations, such as the school, market, chief’s office and other locations, while SES provides the backhaul via satellite.
Before BLUETOWN deployed the network, community members only had access to poor 2G mobile service. People often had to walk to one edge of the village to send and receive text messages.
Now, with the BLUETOWN Rural Connectivity Platform, members of the community have access to high-speed internet that provides all the benefits of being online.
The pilot deployment is the first of many planned in a partnership between SES, BLUETOWN and funding government partners such as GIFEC.
The video below shows how villagers are enjoying the new service.