Following the passage of the Electronic Communications Act 2008, ACT 775 mandating the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to offer telephony services to unserved and underserved communities, KNET made the first approach to GIFEC in 2009, with a well thought through and cost effective Rural Telephony Solution. A solution that is national and vendor agnostic, with adequate back-ups, with multiple vendor equipment, future proofing the platform and flexible to accommodate future technological changes. This is an innovative solution to enable GSM operators to cost effectively extend their networks to small, remote communities within Ghana. It provides managed, standalone, Solar-powered, GSM and Wi-Fi solutions at almost zero Capex and cost effective Opex.
K-NET is the first and only Ghanaian company that has developed a Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV services transmitting multiple TV and Radio channels to homes within Ghana as well as the entire West African sub-region. K-NET is also currently building the National Digital Terrestrial TV platform which is expected to be completed by October 2016.
This service rides off the K-NET Satellite platform. Remotely located schools are connected via the K-NET VSAT Hub to the Internet. GEMS, a local educational services provider, uses the K-NET platform to deliver Distance Education services to schools scattered all over the country. This platform also delivers e-agric services to remote locations within Ghana.