Vodafone Ghana has announced that it will launch its 4G network service across major cities in Ghana on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, revealed at the pre-launch that the technical team of the company have been able to fast track the process for an early launch of the 4G service instead of later in the year 2019.
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Cuba said the company has more than 200 mobile sites across the country where customers can access the 4G service. Cuba noted that the introduction of the 4G service forms part of Vodafone-Ghana’s drive to ensure that its customers have better internet services.
“Prior to the acquisition of the 4G network, we indicated to you that customers will be able to get the service by the second quarter of the year, I’m happy to announce that there has been a massive support from the technical team and all members at Vodafone hence we will launch commercial operations of the 4G services next week 19th of March this year 2019. This will mean an improved network quality for customers and all our services,” said Cuba.
Vodafone Ghana reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA), at the end of 2018, for the purchase of one slot of the 2x5MHz frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band for mobile services.
Vodafone was awarded a licence at the cost of $30 million following the successful financial negotiation with the NCA, in line with the Authority’s published programme for the bid process.
It will be the second operator in Ghana to launch LTE, after MTN.