CEO Adadevoh to speak at MTN Ghana Stakeholders’ Forum 2019
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
MTN Ghana’s Chief Executive Officer, Selorm Adadevoh is scheduled to address this year’s MTN Ghana Stakeholders’ Forum on Monday 8th April, 2019 in Accra.
This forum will be the first for Mr. Adadevoh as the CEO of MTN Ghana since his appointment.
According to an official invitation, Mr. Selorm Adadevoh is expected to use the opportunity to shares details of the company’s performance in 2018 and it outlook for 2019.
“The year 2019 has been declared as “The Year of the Customer” by MTN, hence the forum will be used to share information on what this focus of the business means for the company and the customer,” it noted.
With the recent launch of its 4G+ service which runs on advanced technology using the combination of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation, Ghana’s telecom leader is poise to provide better and faster data speeds for its customers with wider internet connectivity coverage.
MTN Ghana has also disclosed that it has made enquiries into the available remaining 2x5MHz spectrum lots in the 800MHz band for its future network expansion for continuous Customer experience.
The spectrums were left after Vodafone Ghana bought one for $30 million December last year.
“MTN intends to acquire this remaining spectrum in future to enable it to continue to give its customers an increasingly better experience on the network,” Acting Corporate Services Executive at MTN, Robert Kuzoe, said.
When the National Communications Authority (NCA) auctioned three separate 2x5MHz spectrum lots in the 800MHz band, it excluded MTN from the tender process because MTN had already acquired a 2x10MHz lot in the same band in December 2015.
But the NCA did indicate that other 800MHz spectrum holders would have the opportunity to buy the spectrum in case it was not allocated at the end of the process.
At the close of the bid process, only Vodafone Ghana won one of the three spectrum lots and the two were left.
Robert Kuzoe said, following Vodafone winning only one of the spectrum lots, “MTN enquired about the availability of the remaining spectrum.”
Recently, MTN announced that it had acquired the 2x15MHz spectrum lot in the 2600MHz band from Goldkey Telecoms, on the back of which it launched its 4G+ network with a stated download speed of up to 300megabits per second.
This was introduced on the same day Vodafone Ghana launched its 4G services and also stated that some of its 4G sites had 4.5G networks.
Even though NCA had long indicated that players like MTN would have the chance to acquire the unallocated 2×5MHz spectrum lots, some industry players believe that allowing a big player like MTN to acquire those two lots in addition to what it already has, would defeat the whole purpose of creating a level playing field.