MTN Ghana eyeing 5G launch next year

MTN Ghana eyeing 5G launch next year

MTN Ghana’s CEO Selorm Adavehoh has expressed his hope that the operator will be able to launch 5G services as early as next year.

In recent comments made at the MTN@25 Business Executive Breakfast held at the firm’s headquarters and reported by local news outlet Techgh24, Adavehoh said: “Innovation has been a key pillar of our growth.”

“We are always trying to make sure we can be the first to launch the next technology, but not only to be the first, but to actually bring that technology to the market and create value out of that technology. So 2G, 3G, 4G, and now 5G hopefully next year.”

To achieve this, Adavehoh stated that MTN Ghana is planning a US$200 million overhaul of its network infrastructure in 2021 – substantially higher than the initially planned US$150 million – as demand has risen due to the pandemic.

TeleGeography reports that as part of this upgrade, the operator expects to deploy 4G at all base stations in Accra before the end of 2021, and at all sites nationwide by the end of 2022.