Telcom network Vodafone Ghana has officially launched its 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service. The unique and innovative technology that represents the next stage of the mobile data revolution.
This would allow consumers have a faster high speed network quality for downloads and uploads. It will operate in the 2x5MHz frequency block of the 800MHz band as stipulated in the licence conditions agreed between Vodafone and the National Communications Authority (NCA) last December.
Vodafone Ghana last year won one lot out of three to begin 4G operations (2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800 MHz Band) which was divides from the (2x10MHz frequency spectrum block) after MTN Ghana won the other (2x10MHz frequency spectrum) block in 2015 for mobile services.
According to Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful. “Vodafone’s 4G launch is a timely moment for the industry. Customers and stakeholders will experience great speed, reliability and stability. Government, as a thirty percent shareholder, is truly excited about this. 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.”
According to outgoing CEO of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Cuba, “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. 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 continues the standard of Vodafone Post-paid and Pay as You go service. Customers can check the compatibility of their phones on 4G by dialing the *700*#6 option on phone.