MTN Ghana, the country’s leading mobile operator in terms of subscribers, has revealed plans to invest GHS460 million (USD122 million) in 2015, with a view to improving its networks. The investment was divulged to BizTech Africa by MTN Ghana CEO Serame Taukobong, and follows infrastructure investments of GHS311 million in 2014. In an effort to keep pace with the increased demand for mobile data, Mr Taukobong notes that MTN Ghana has deployed an additional 112 3G base transceiver stations (BTS) in recent months.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that MTN Ghana has operated a 2G network since November 1996, while it launched 3G services in January 2009. As at 31 December 2014 MTN’s network comprised 2,361 2G BTS, 1,201 3G sites and 4,295km of fibre-optic cable.