NCA to declare MTN Ghana as having significant market power

9 Jun 2020

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced its intention to classify MTN Ghana as a dominant or significant market power (SMP), in accordance with its mandate under Section 20 (13) of the Electronic Communications Act of 2008. According to a statement published on Saturday, ‘the NCA will in the coming days begin the implementation of specific policies to ensure a level playing field for all network operators within the industry.’ These measures will include an asymmetrical interconnection rate to benefit disadvantaged operators, the setting of floor and ceiling prices on telecoms and mobile money services, and a review to ensure MTN’s rivals are not subject to exclusionary pricing or behaviour, or disadvantaged by MTN’s access to information. Operators will also be required to present plans for the implementation of national roaming services in the next 30 days, for execution within the next 90 days.