Ghanaian news portal Myjoyonline writes that start-up Go Mobile Ghana revealed plans to launch its ‘023’ mobile services in the country before the end of the year, and that it plans to attack the market aggressively. Glo Mobile’s head of operations, Mohammed Jameel, reportedly told journalists: ‘we know Ghanaians have been waiting for us, we have crossed a number of milestones and we are ready to launch before the close of 2011.’ The official went on to say that his firm intended to ‘be aggressive … unique … competitive in pricing’ and that the newcomer intends to launch a range of ‘superior’ products in all key cities across the country at launch. The company’s arrival is somewhat overdue, but Glo attributes this to a desire to ensure it has installed enough equipment to start with near 100% coverage.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database writes that Glo Mobile missed its August 2011 deadline to have achieved 50% population coverage (as per the terms of its licence) and that it also missed the government’s revised 15 September deadline. Glo Mobile is now tight-lipped about its plans but has indicated a 3 November launch date for its mobile service.