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THE YCEO: Vodafone Ghana launches 4G services

From (L) Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Outgoing CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba and Patricia Obo-Nai - Incoming CEO, Vodafone Ghana
Vodafone Ghana has officially launched its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service – a unique and innovative technology that represents the next stage of the mobile data revolution.

It is designed to work efficiently than any other before it; allowing customers to experience fast speeds, high-end network quality, faster downloads and uploads.

The LTE technology operates in the 2x5MHz frequency block in the 800MHz band as stipulated in the licence conditions agreed between Vodafone and the National Communications Authority (NCA) last December.

Even ahead of commercial deployment on March 19, 2019, customers of the telecoms company are in an expectant mood of a major service boost to their experience on the network.

Vodafone is rolling out the service on the back of a reliable network and strong global expertise in deploying new technology across its major markets in the world.
 Launching the event, Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said: “Vodafone’s 4G launch is a timely moment for the industry. Customers and stakeholders will experience great speed, reliability and stability. The government, as a thirty per cent shareholder, is truly excited about this.

She added that “Moving forward, we will always ensure that the telecoms sector is properly regulated with the relevant policies and initiatives that only seek to enhance the sector and engender healthy competition.”

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba said: “Today, our business takes on a very different perspective – we have reinvented ourselves with the launch of 4G. Our customers – the very reason we are doing this – will get an opportunity to experience speeds that are ten times faster than any they have previously enjoyed.”

She added, “Our brand promise of an exciting future just got better and it is a tribute to the strength of our network and global expertise.”

Vodafone’s 4G comes as a standard on Vodafone Post-paid and Pay as You go offerings. Customers can test the compatibility of their phones on 4G by accessing the *700*#6 option on their handsets.

Vodafone Ghana last year won one lot out of three to begin 4G operations (2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band) for mobile services.

This followed successful financial negotiations with the National Communications Authority (NCA).

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