Vodafone Ghana has revealed it plans to deploy 300 additional 4G LTE and 3G sites in several communities across the country by the end of October, increasing its current network capacity by 30%. The operator has already completed more than half of this network improvement programme, which it notes forms part of a wider commitment to ‘creating an inclusive digital society as part of its purpose-led agenda’. Additionally, Vodafone Ghana is enhancing the capacity, coverage and stability of existing mobile sites to meet growing demand for data usage and services.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) recently confirmed Vodafone Group had been denied regulatory approval in January 2022 to sell its Ghanaian operations to Telecel Group, due to concerns the purchaser lacked the necessary financial and technical resources to operate in such a challenging market. Telecel has said it will re-engage with the authorities to address their concerns. Vodafone entered Ghana in 2008, when it paid the government USD900 million for 70% of national PTO Ghana Telecommunications. The state retains a 30% holding in the business.