More Africa NewsGhana and Togo signed an agreement to abolish roaming fees (Free Roaming)

November 6, 2023by myles0

This agreement follows a similar partnership recently signed between Togo and Benin. It is the result of months of consultations between regulators from both parties and representatives of MTN, Vodafone, Moov Africa, Airtel and Togocel in particular.

Togo signed a Free Roaming memorandum of understanding with Ghana at the beginning of the month. The signing took place in Accra between this agreement between the CEO of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts of Togo, Michel Yaovi Galley, and that of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana, Anokye Joe.

The removal of roaming charges means that the populations of the two countries will soon be able to communicate with each other without the need to change SIM cards and at a lower cost, especially since the various mobile telephone operators have accepted a reduction rates for users traveling in one or other of the territories.

The agreement will officially come into force on March 1, 2024 , informs an ARCEP press release. The making of calls will henceforth be priced at 8.67 FCFA per minute compared to 550 FCFA currently at Moov Africa Togo and 279 FCFA at Togocel. Receiving calls will now be free for the first 30 consecutive days of a Ghanaian user visiting Togo and vice versa, while it currently costs 207 FCFA/min at Moov Africa Togo and 240 FCFA at Togocel.

As for the internet, TogoFirst informs , it will now be capped at 1.6 FCFA per megabyte, compared to 8,400 FCFA maximum at Togocel and 200 FCFA max at Moov currently.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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