Vodafone Ghana Customers To Receive 4G LTE Services By April

Vodafone Ghana’s customers will soon be offered superior internet connectivity services on their network.

Vodafone Ghana’s officials say plans are advanced in the instalment of its newly purchased 4G LTE spectrum by the second quarter of 2019.

Yolanda Cuba, the Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, said that Vodafone pledges to carry on working with the country’s regulator to promote digital inclusion in Ghana.
She added that Vodafone is excited that after years of persistently engaging with the policymakers and regulator, it now has the opportunity to utilise an LTE 4G licence in Ghana.

Ebenezer Amankwah, the Corporate Relations Manager at Vodafone Ghana, confirmed to Biztech Africa that the company is hoping to have fully deployed 4G by the second quarter of this year which is the beginning of April 2019.

In the meantime, Ghana’s third telecom leader in the market has revealed that it does not intend to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange following its purchase of the 4G licence from the regulator.

Although it is mandated by law to list 25% of its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange for the benefit of the country, Vodafone Ghana’s CEO, Yolanda Cuba said that the business had already met this goal because the government owns 30% of the company (which far exceeds the required percentage for listing).

She said that Vodafone’s focus is now on restructuring its infrastructure in preparation for the deployment of 4G by the second quarter of 2019.

Cuba added that the telecoms operator is aware that this deployment will take more effort than purchasing the licence had taken, but Vodafone is committed to seeing it through.

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