AFRICA TELECOM NEWS
1.5 million users have already reserved numbers
Nigeria-based mobile operator, Globacom, has launched commercial services in Ghana.
The company said 1.5 million customers had earlier reserved numbers with it in the 023-3 and 023-5 number series, and the Glo network has been activated.
The company noted that customers might have to wait for a while for their registration to be verified and validated before their Glo SIMs can be activated because of the ongoing Sim registration exercise in Ghana.
Glo’s launch brought a three-year-long wait to an end, and it came only after the National Communication Authority of Ghana (NCA) had fined Glo USD 200,000 for failure to launch and cover at least six regions in the country within two years of receiving its licence, which was issued in 2008.
Reports say the company is starting with 85 percent coverage of Ghana, providing services in 974 cities and 10,000 villages. All new customers on Glo will get 20 Ghana cedis credit free everyday for the first 100 days after they join Glo.