MTN Ghana ordered to cease new SIM sales after regulator slams network quality

5 Dec 2012

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has ordered the country’s largest cellular operator by subscribers, MTN Ghana, to halt sales of SIM cards to new customers after it found that service quality on its network ‘continues to deteriorate’. The regulator says it has discussed the situation with MTN several times in recent months but MTN’s network performance is still showing no improvement, Bloomberg reports. MTN claimed more than eleven million subscribers at the end of September 2012.