Mobile and fibre network operator MTN Ghana is adopting the ‘MTN Home’ banner for an ‘affordable’ residential internet service facilitating live streaming, video-on-demand and home automation applications, reports Ghanaian news portal Myjoyonline. MTN Home packages also reportedly promise ‘cheaper data, video and voice services to families’ with national coverage scope, although details of the technology platform or other specifics were not immediately disclosed, with the new service not yet advertised on MTN Ghana’s website or social media pages.
MTN Ghana’s chief marketing officer Noel Kojo-Ganson commented on the development: ‘The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated work-from-home, online schooling, webinars and e-Commerce and it takes access to fast and reliable internet service to make these possible. As a network that is working towards leading the delivery of a bold new digital world for customers, we believe that every home and office deserves to experience the benefit of a modern connected life and that is the driving force behind MTN Home service.’
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that MTN Ghana launched a fixed-wireless internet service dubbed ‘TurboNet’ in June 2019, incorporating a 4G router, data SIM and external antenna, available in areas served by its LTE mobile network, with the company reporting sales of almost 114,000 units by end-2020. Earlier, MTN Ghana launched fibre broadband access for residential and business customers in August 2016, and by mid-2021 the operator claimed fibre coverage of ‘key parts’ of Accra and surrounding areas.