26 January 2015
Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has invited applications for telecoms licences designed to increase competition in the industry.
The international wholesale
carrier licence will be offered for GHS 1 million ($305,344)
for five years. New international operators will need to be at
least 70% Ghanaian owned.
is also expected to enable Ghanaian-registered entities to
participate in international telecommunications trade, which is
likely to boost the national income accrued from international
traffic," according to a statement by the NCA.
"It is for
this reason that the government of Ghana has decided to further
liberalise and regulate international wholesale carrier
services by issuing licences to local carrier operators, to be
referred to as international wholesale carrier
The NCA is
also introducing MVNO licences, available for GHS 1.2 million
for five years.
mobile operators can add a unified access licence to offer
fixed services. Up to four unified licences will be issued. The
unified licence would be valid for the remainder of their
mobile licence, at GHS 600,000 per year. These are expected to
help achieve the goal of the country’s National
Telecom Policy of universal broadband access by 2020.
national communications authority,