Ghana: Vodafone expands 3G network into new rural areas

In its battle against Ghanaian telecoms market leader MTN, mobile operator Vodafone has expanded its 3G network into new rural areas.

25 localities in all. It’s about Asamang; Dwease; Beposo; Juansa; Ofoase and Nobewam in the Ashanti region; localities of Acherensua; Dadiesoaba; Debibi; Brosankro; Sikaa and Jamera in the Brong Ahafo area; the localities of Abaasa; Assin Anyinabrim; Assin Breku; Gomoa Wassa and Assin Akropong in the central region; in Apewa; Akim Manso; Asarekrom and Apinamang in Southern Region, Nyigbenya Locality in Greater Accra Region and Afife Localities; Brewaniase and Dzita in the Volta region.

Srabasti Bhattacharjee, Vodafone Ghana’s chief technology officer, said the expansion of the 3G network into new rural areas reflects the company’s commitment to  “ensuring good quality telecommunications access for all customers.” Ghanaians, in a timely and efficient manner. This is part of a concerted effort in line with the National Communications Authority’s (NCA) desire to see telecommunications companies extend services to underserved and underserved communities .  

Vodafone’s coverage of 25 new rural areas with its 3G network represents the company’s first investment with a $ 144 million envelope to improve the quality of service in 2018.

Source: Agence Ecofin