Internet Society to hold workshop on addressing regulatory challenges

Accra, A workshop to address the policy and regulatory challenges facing Ghanaians in unconnected areas to help them enjoy the benefits of Internet access with the complementary solution of TV White Space (TVWS) is slated for Monday, December 3.

It is jointly hosted by The Internet Society (ISOC) Ghana Chapter, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), a global organization advocating for more efficient and effective frequency spectrum utilisation.

It is on the theme TV White Spaces – a catalyst towards a digital

Ghana.

A statement issued by ISOC Ghana and copied to the Ghana News Agency said TV White Space refers to the unused TV channels between the active ones in the VHF and UHF spectrum, which could also be deployed for broadband services.

Bringing together policymakers, regulators, private sector leaders and academia, participants would discuss the contribution TVWS could make in advancing digital inclusion in Ghana.

It said progress would require collaboration and partnership among stakeholders and it was expected that the workshop would be a key milestone towards that goal.

Marcus Adomey, President of the Ghana Chapter said This Workshop will give ISOC Ghana and DSA the opportunity to engage in advocacy for more efficient and effective frequency spectrum utilisation for the facilitation of socio-economic development for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the deployment of broadband services to enhance digital inclusion.

ISOC Ghana serves the Internet Society’s purposes by serving the interests of a segment of the global Internet community through a local presence, and focus on local issues and developments.

It is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people in Ghana and throughout the world.

DSA is a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization.

Their membership spans multinationals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and academic, research, and other organizations from around the world.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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