ATC Ghana Honoured after winning tower company of the year
The American Tower Corporation (ATC) Ghana, which happens to be of the nation’s leading telecom tower companies, has been honored upon winning tower company of the year for the 8th consecutive time. They were inducted into the prestigious Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) Hall of Fame.
The event was held at Movempic Ambassador Hotel in the capital, Accra. ATC also picked up other awards which included Telecom Support Company of year for the 5th time and Infrastructure Company of the Year, also for the 3rd time.
Instinct Wave, who ae the official organizers of GITTA, saw it fit to acknowledge the good works of ATC Ghana, hence the decision to induct them into its hall of fame. In GITTA’s defence, ATC has been consistent in partnering with other telecoms in the ICT industry to help in the provision of connectivity and ensuring distal inclusion nationwide.
The American Tower Corporation is the leading owner and operator of communication sites for wireless and broadcasting industries. ATC Ghana, happens to be a subsidiary of them
The Corporation has 214,000 towers, 2,000 managed rooftops, indoor built and outdoor distributed antennae system networks and a suite of services that speed network distribution.
American Tower works through ATC Ghana in the nation. Even as a subsidiary, ATC Ghana has a portfolio of more than 4,000 sites.
ATC Ghana is the leading manager of Ghana’s telecom industry co-location arrangement and provides co-location services to telecos such as MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo, Surfline, Busy Internet, and other players in the space.
ATC Ghana since their inception in the country, has been a good corporate citizen of Ghana who focuses on their sustainability vision on education. They also work with industry players to make their services accessible to Ghanaians.
CEO of ATC Ghana, Yahaya Nasamu Yunusa made a speech saying “We have built 10 state-of-the-art ICT Learning Centres at Battor, Jamasi, Savelugu, Tarkwa, Bawdua, Makola, Asuom, Berekum, Akontonbra and Bawku to help these undeserved or unserved communities to improve their access to good quality education.”
He said they had named the ICT learning centres ATC Ghana Digital Communities and are built from 20-foot shipping containers, equipped with 10 desktop computers, internet access, 24-hour power supply from ATC’s tower, and CCTVs.
Mr Yunusa said the creation of digital communities is to provide ICT access and entrepreneurial training to provide the youth with the requisite skill-set to survive and thrive in this globally connected world.
Yahaya Nasamu Yunusa said he is proud of ATC Ghana, explaining that the company has been committed to the development of infrastructure to support network deployment across the country and has therefore invested more than US$ 1billion into the sector since 2011, and projects to invest more than US$ 200million in the next five years.