Mobile network operator Vodafone Ghana now has the ability to provide for 4G services after it won a 2x5MHz frequency spectrum blocking the 800MHz Band for mobile services.
The win follows successful financial negotiations and comes at the cost of $30 million, according to a statement by the National Communications Authority (NCA).
“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,” the NCA said in the statement.
“Two (2) companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant.”
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.