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Ghana Approves Homegrown Smart Cities Solution That Will Use Both Chinese and U.S. Tech

File image of Ghana's National Communications Authority headquarters in Accra.

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (photo) granted local internet services provider Celltel approval to build the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities Project that will provide national wireless internet coverage.

The company said it plans to use a mix of Chinese and U.S. technology for the rollout. This includes consumer devices like phones, workstations, and tablets that will be manufactured by China’s Haitech (a subsidiary of electronics conglomerate Haier) and routers and networking gear made by Cisco.

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