Surfline Communications, a wireless broadband provider in Ghana, has selected IBM’s Tivoli Storage Management and Smart Cloud Monitoring solutions to expands its services across and beyond Ghana.
HumanIPO reported in July the Ghanaian company had partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to roll out the region’s first commercially available LTE network, and the IBM connection should further improve access in the West African country.
Osei Badu-Nkansah, chief information officer at Surfline Communications, said the selection of IBM’s Tivoli Storage Management and Smart Cloud Monitoring solutions was made based on IBM’s experience at providing support platform.
“We selected IBM’s Tivoli Storage Management and Smart Cloud Monitoring solutions because it offered us the best value in terms of our immediate and long term technology infrastructure requirements,” Badu-Nkansah said.
“IBM has provided a high performance vertical and horizontal scalable technology platform ready to support both the current and projected future computing needs.”
IBM said the company’s servers, storage and software would be deployed to help Surfline become more competitive and expand to more African countries, especially in the West African region.
Joe Mensah, country general manager at IBM Ghana, said: “The telecommunications landscape in Ghana is set to undergo fundamental shifts as a growing number of users take up mobile data.
“Deploying IBM’s trusted and industry-tested capabilities is a significant beginning for Surfline Communications as it begins to offer its services to its customers. We are excited to work with Surfline and become a key contributor to its business objectives.”