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Vodafone set to roll out 4G in April 2019

Telecommunications company Vodafone is set to roll out its 4G services in April this year.

Vodafone set to roll out 4G in April 2019 while AirtelTigo opts to stick to 3G until it can get on the 5G network

The telecommunication company secured the spectrum for $30 million last year.

The sale of the Spectrum is in line with Section 58 of Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775 on Spectrum Management which allows the NCA’s to assign the Frequency.

Vodafone will be the second telecommunications company to operate on the 4G spectrum after MTN which secured the LTE license in 2015 at $67.5 million.

It is at the final stages of its integration processes to commence operations on the 4G spectrum.

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Also, the company is finalizing stakeholder engagements ahead of the roll out.

Although Vodafone and MTN will be the only two telecommunications companies that will be operating on the 4G, the National Communication authority has projected to introduce the 5G network.

The authority said the country was in partnership with Nokia to begin trials for introducing the ultra-fast 5G network.

However, Vodafone has taken a step to introduce the 4G network. The company said it will soon sign on to the 5G network, but for the meantime, it will go with the 4G network.

The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, said the technical team of the company have been able to fast track the process for an early launch of the 4G service instead of later in the year 2019.

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She disclosed that “It will take us some time to migrate all the phones in Ghana onto 4G network,” adding that, " however, that the new Vodafone-Ghana’s 4G internet service will give subscribers better download speed."

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