Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – Small and medium
enterprises have been urged to continually seek improvement in business
productivity by taking advantage of fibre-based internet to improve their
Mr Kwaku Agbesi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, CSquared, who made the call, said the declining cost of fibre-based internet provided opportunity for the SMEs to hook onto reliable connectivity and network solutions to enhance the growth of their operations.
“When small and medium business owners have access to a fast and reliable internet connection, they will be able to transform their respective business by storing data in the cloud, digitizing bookkeeping, enabling e-payments, using online platforms, among others,” Mr Agbesi said.
He was speaking at a semi-formal networking gathering, featuring product presentations and an interactive session to bring key prospective clients, strategic partners, tech influencers and other stakeholders together
The event organized by Vodacom Ghana in partnership with CSquared was used to create awareness on products and services that Vodacom offers to the enterprise market and how CSquared’s metro fibre network enables Vodacom to meet the needs of the enterprise market in terms of speed, reliability and cost.
He said with a reliable internet companies would be able to track their fleet vehicles with open APIs and other software platforms, large amounts of the workforce can effectively work from home (reducing traffic), e-commerce platforms can increase their effectiveness and efficiency in delivering goods.
SMEs in Ghana are noted to contribute about 70 per cent to Ghana’s GDP, and therefore have meaningful impact on economic growth, income and employment
CSquared came out of a deal completed in October last year between Google, Convergence Partners, the World Bank’s investment arm, the International Finance Corporation and Japan’s Mitsui and Co. The different parties in the deal have pledged US$100 million for future investments.
It has more than 860 kilometres of Metronet fibre in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.
He said the ability of Ghanaian businesses to emerge as African technology forces is directly impacted by their ability to quickly digitize their value proposition. This is why we envision a connected Africa that enables indigenous businesses in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency through dedicated and reliable connectivity services.”
Mr Agbesi said through the company’s shared infrastructure model means they work alongside customers, building networks they can leverage to provide better services to end users.
On pricing, Mr Agbesi said prices are lower and our quality is higher because we’re focused on fibre.
Ms Florence Ohene, Head of Sales Vodacom Business Ghana said the company had built strong relationships in the sectors that are driving the continent’s economic growth; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.
She said the company works closely with multinationals in all sectors of African commerce – from banking and finance, oil and gas, mining and construction right through to retail and distribution, as well as tourism.
Ms Ohene explained that the company would continue to take feedback from customers in line with its objectives to meet increasing demand for highly efficient communications and value added services it provides.
Vodacom Business Ghana, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992.