Ghanaian mobile operator Vodafone Ghana has reportedly improved its network coverage in the western region of the country, after upgrading its equipment in the towns of Abosso, Mpintsin, Kukuruku, Nsein, Tarkwa and Atoabo NewUsiajo. Agence Ecofin reports that ongoing deployments will see the network footprint extended to Essipong, Anaji-Namibia, Nzulezo, Efuanta Manso Amenfi, Wassa Akropong, Samreboi, Bawdie and Sefwi Bekwai, where residents will also benefit from improved Quality of Service (QoS).
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in January 2014 the company announced that it was undertaking a ‘massive extension operation’ to upgrade its network. The cellco committed GHS55 million (USD22.9 million) to fund the project, which will see over 403 new sites deployed ‘using the latest technology’ by the end of March 2014. The proposed expansion of Vodafone’s network aims to increase its coverage, while also improving QoS standards. Vodafone’s CTO Patricia Obo-Nai said: ‘Over the past years, we have invested more than USD700 million in the expansion of our sites, [which have] increased from 300 in 2009 to 2000 across the country.’