No Plans for Mobile 4G Services in Ghana Yet
Published on: 23rd Mar 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Ghana's telecoms regulator has said that it has no plans to issue 4G licenses to the incumbent mobile networks in the near future. The National Communications Authority (NCA) confirmed its position to Citi Business News.
The acting Deputy Director General of NCA, Albert Enninful said that none of the six mobile networks would be issued with formal 4G spectrum licenses, but did note that they could reuse their existing spectrum assets if they want.
"One of the reasons why we decided to give to new companies is to ensure that they use the frequencies for what they are used for. Technology is going in such a way that you can reform some of the frequencies to do other things."
However, the regulator did recently issue three BWA licenses that could be used for 4G services by new entrants to the market who will be allowed to offer fixed wireless services.
On the web: Citi Business News