BusyInternet planning 4G launch by end-January

20 Jan 2016

Ghanaian ISP BusyInternet is reportedly planning to deploy 4G LTE services in Ghana by the end of January, with the operator said to be currently trialling a pilot programme aimed at testing its 4G devices, BiztechAfrica reports. The company, which claims to offer broadband services (understood to be WiMAX) in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Western and Northern regions, was reportedly acquired by Netherlands-based start-up Afrimax Group in late 2015.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, it emerged in June 2015 that Afrimax was exploring the possibility of offering LTE services in the country. The company entered into a strategic framework agreement with UK-based Vodafone Group in November 2014, under which the duo agreed to ‘cooperate and explore opportunities for Partner Market agreements in [sub-Saharan Africa].’ TeleGeography notes that Vodafone’s local unit – Vodafone Ghana – has already deployed commercial 4G services in the capital Accra, utilising spectrum in the 900MHz/1800MHz bands.

Ghana, Afrimax Group, BusyInternet