ISOC Ghana organises workshop on internet connectivity

ISOC Ghana organises workshop on internet connectivity
Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com
Date: 30-11-2018 Time: 04:11:14:pm
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The Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana) is organizing a workshop to address the policy and regulatory challenges that have made internet connectivity in some areas of the country difficult.

The event that takes place on December 3 at the Holiday Inn, Accra at 9.00 am will address the need to be overcome the regulatory challenges for Ghanaians in unconnected areas to quickly enjoy the benefits of internet access with the complementary solution of TV White Space (TVWS).

The event is jointly hosted by the Internet Society (ISOC) Ghana Chapter, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), a global organization advocating for more efficient and effective frequency spectrum utilization.

Marcus Adomey, president of the Ghana chapter said, “this Workshop will give ISOC Ghana and DSA the opportunity to engage in advocacy for more efficient and effective frequency spectrum utilization for the facilitation of socio-economic development for the attainment of the SDGs, particularly in the deployment of broadband services to enhance digital inclusion” 

The theme of the workshop is “TV White Spaces - a catalyst towards a digital Ghana.”  

TV White Space refers to the unused TV channels between the active ones in the VHF and UHF spectrum, which can also be deployed for broadband services.

Bringing together policymakers, regulators, private sector leaders and academia, participants will discuss the contribution TVWS can make in advancing digital inclusion in Ghana.

Progress will require collaboration and partnership among stakeholders and it is expected that this workshop will be a key milestone towards that goal.

About Internet Society Ghana Chapter

Internet Society Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana) serves the Internet Society’s purposes by serving the interests of a segment of the global Internet community through a local presence, focus on local issues and developments. ISOC Ghana is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people in Ghana and throughout the world. 

About Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization.  Its membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world.


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