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Dec 26, 2018 | Headlines

Vodafone Ghana Gets 4G Licence at US$30m

By Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri
Vodafone Ghana Gets 4G Licence at US$30m

Customers of Vodafone Ghana will soon experience high-speed broadband services as the company finally obtain its 4G licence.

Vodafone has emerged as the winner in the process for the grant of one frequency spectrum lot in the 800 MHz Band for mobile services at US$30million.

A statement from the National Communications Authority (NCA) noted that Vodafone Ghana has been provisionally awarded one (1) lot of 2x5 MHz in the 800 MHz Band at a price of Thirty Million United States Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) after successful financial negotiations.

The statement indicated that the process which begun in September, 2018 when the NCA published a Request for Applications (RFA made available three (3) lots of 2x5MHz in the 800MHz band.

It added that two companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant.

Read Statement Below:
NCA ANNOUNCES WINNER FOR ONE LOT OF 2x5MHz FREQUENCY SPECTRUM IN THE 800MHZ BAND

The National Communications Authority (NCA) announces for the information of the general public that Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (Vodafone Ghana) has won one (1) lot of 2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band for mobile services following successful financial negotiations.

This is the result of the process which begun in September, 2018 when the NCA published a Request for Applications (RFA) and made available three (3) lots of 2x5MHz in the 800MHz band. Two (2) companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant.

Vodafone Ghana, thus, has been provisionally awarded one (1) lot of 2x5 MHz in the 800 MHz Band at a price of Thirty Million United States Dollars (US$30,000,000.00).

It will be recalled in September this year, the Authority’s public call for a ‘Request for Applications’ inviting applications from eligible Entities for the grant of a licence to establish, maintain and operate Mobile Services in the 800 MHz band, resulted in the submission of two (2) applications.

The sale of the Spectrum is in line with Section 58 of Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775 on Spectrum Management which highlights the NCA’s mandate and the options for Frequency Assignment.

Issued by the National Communications Authority,

No. 6 Airport City, Accra.
Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.

E-mail: [email protected]
Date – Wednesday, 26th December, 2018

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