Thursday, January 7, 2016

MTN To Launch 4G/LTE Services in Ghana and Nigeria after successful Cameroon pilot


MTN recently launched its 4G services in Cameroon as apart of their Africa-wide campaign. It has been a success. Since then, they've acquired Visafone: A Nigerian 4G telco. Also, MTN Ghana has said it is working on the launch of 4G services in Ghana, having won a $67.5 million licence in the country’s 800-MHz auction.

The mobile operator said it has agreed to pay$67.5 million for its licence and 2 x 10 MHz of 800-MHz spectrum, which it will receive from Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) once it has transferred the money.

“The award of this licence will enable MTN Ghana to launch 4G/LTE services to support the increasing demand of data services and improve customers’ data usage experience,” the telco said.

Ghana’s 4G regulations require licensees to have a minimum 35% Ghanaian ownership within 13 months of the licence date.

MTN said it is “exploring various options”to comply with that rule.

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