Glo Mobile at risk of losing Ghana licence

23 Apr 2012

The National Communications Authority (NCA) in Ghana is threatening to revoke a cellular operating concession held by Nigerian-owned company Glo Mobile if it fails to launch commercial services this month local news portal Joy Online reports. Glo Mobile was awarded its wireless licence in Ghana in 2008 but has been forced to cancel several planned launches over the past few years. The regulator now says the firm has until the end of April to begin operations or it will lose its concession.

Separately, the regulator has revealed that the number of customers taking advantage of mobile number portability (MNP) had risen to 257,499 at the end of March 2012, up from 105,678 six months earlier. MNP came into effect in Ghana on 7 July 2011.