Minister readies Globacom launch on Independence Day, cellco not so sure

15 Feb 2010

Ghana’s Minister of Communications Haruna Iddrisu says the government is doing all it can to ensure mobile newcomer Globacom can launch commercial operations on 6 March 2010, the nation’s Independence Day. Iddrisu said he had taken it upon himself to order the telecoms regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), the National Bureau of Communications and Globacom’s appointed equipment supplier, ZTE Corporation of China, to ensure that everything was in place to allow Globacom to use the necessary 800MHz spectrum within 14 days. However, sources close to the start-up suggest the firm is not looking to start operations next month. A report in ghanabusinessnews.com quotes an unnamed person familiar with the situation as saying only that the company was planning to launch its services this year.

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