Ghana’s K-NET launches ultrafast broadband in 16 African nations

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Ghanaian telecom giant K-NET last week launched a range of broadband Internet service packages expected to offer businesses and consumers across 16 West and Central African countries “unrivalled levels of performance and value for money”.

K-NET’s new entry-level connect packages are expected to offer business-grade Internet services at $30 per month, with download speeds of 1Mbps. The company said its top-of-the-range premium packages are designed to meet the connectivity needs of the most demanding Internet users, with download speeds of 8Mbps and peak-time download volumes of up to 100GB per month.

Aside from Ghana, the countries it targets with its broadband Internet service packagesinclude Nigeria, DRC, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Benin, Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Congo, Liberia, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea.

Renowned for its triple-play voice, data and video services across sub-Saharan Africa, K-NET delivers Internet services with a service availability of 99.7 percent throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides local sales and after-sales support.

“All the packages offer unlimited download volumes during off-peak hours. No matter which service package is selected,” K-NET said.

Headquartered in Ghanaian capital Accra, K-NET supplies major multinational and national corporations with wide area network (WAN) services and large and small enterprises and consumers with broadband Internet access.

The company is also a major provider of digital TV and radio broadcast services in West Africa. K-NET's platform for digital TV delivers H.264/MPEG4 content through the DVB digital standard across its territory.