Vodafone Ghana discloses satisfaction with NCA’s competition regulations
Vodafone Ghana says it is comfortable with steps taken by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ensure a competitive environment, Ghanaweb reported. Prior to MTN’s Significant Market Player (SMP) declaration, operators spoken of the need for government intervention but since the declaration, they have remained mute over the matter, the portal said. Vodafone Ghana CEO, Madam Patricia Obo-Nai has broken the silence, saying Vodafone has no problem, providing the actions of the regulator are supporting the client, stimulating innovation and enhancing creativity in the telecoms sector.
Vodafone Ghana held a 20.94 per cent voice market share in Q2, making it the second-largest voice service provider, and 15.49 per cent of the data market, making it the third-largest. MTN Ghana currently has 57.07 per cent of the voice market and 67.78 per cent of the data market. MTN is asking the Supreme Court to quash the SMP declaration and any planned corrective measures.
Obo-Nai said that the outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the company’s internet traffic go up by 50%. She said the pandemic-driven surge in data traffic has put a responsibility on telecom operators to increase network infrastructure in Ghana. She said Vodafone has begun a digital adoption drive and helped to create opportunities for the education and health sectors as well as SMEs.