bwresch (Wresch, William - Math/CIS) writes:
>Thank you for the information about the telephones in Ghana. It is great
>that digital service has moved out beyond the capital city. May I ask one
>more question? I think the original message said the Internet link was set
>in the UK. Are there digital links to neighboring countries.?
To the best of my knowledge, there are no direct digital links from Ghana to
neighbouring countries. In fact, it is easier to reach the US, or Europe by
phone than to reach other African countries. I had a nightmarish experience
trying to reach Nigeria by phone last weekend. I had to call so many times
before I got through and even then the noise on the line was such that one
would have thought there was a siren blowing on the line. On the contrary, I
get the US and Europe at the first ring (especially off-peak hours) and the
line is so clear you would think you are talking to someone standing by you.
I have been told that international calls to neigbouring countries have to go
through telecom gateways in Europe before they are routed back, hence the
problems with connectivity.
I hope this is helpful.