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Business News of Thursday, 7 February 2008

Source: GNA

GT set to improve services in Upper East

Bolgatanga, Feb. 7, GNA - The Upper East branch of the Ghana Telecom is relocating its telephone underground cables that deep in the bush to areas near the road as part of measures to reduce the rampant theft of cables facing the company.

"Increasing cable theft is of much concern to Ghana Telecom, not only because of the loss of cables but also loss of revenue from installing new ones," Mr. Eric Asante, Regional Manager, Ghana Telecom said.

Mr Asante, who was interacting with the Press in Bolgatanga, said short cables value at about GH¢2,000 were stolen in Bawku recently. He said the company was undertaking measures to improve its services in the region, indicating plans to give a special discount to the people because many were comparatively poor.

He mentioned the High Speed Broad Band Internet Services, Dedicated Internet Services, Smart Phone Services and cheaper public pay phones as some of the services being offered by the company.

Mr Asante said GT was adopting an alternative means of transmission that would improve the One-Touch services. "The weather in the North is presently affecting the One-Touch services but that would soon be rectified".

He said Cell Sites would be placed at vantage points in Bolgatanga, Bawku and Navrongo to improve One-Touch services.