Vodafone Ghana has won one lot out of three to begin 4G operations (2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band) for mobile services. 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.
According to the Authority, two companies submitted applications, with Vodafone emerging as the only successful applicant. The granting of the license is the result of a process which began in September this year. With the license, it allows Vodafone Ghana to deploy services in the 4G Spectrum and beyond.
“Vodafone Ghana has been provisionally awarded one lot of 2×5 MHz in the 800 MHz Band at a price of $30,000,000,” it added. 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 applications.
This follows successful financial negotiations with the National Communications Authority (NCA).