MTN Ghana ups revenue more than a third as network rollout continues
Strong demand for data and voice services helped MTN's third most-profitable operating region grow its profits by a half in the three months to end-March
MTN's Ghana unit — which grew service revenue more than a third in its first quarter to end-March amid strong demand for data — has signed a roaming deal with British operator Vodafone as part of that country's plan to ensure that mobile customers are never without a connection. MTN has been working feverishly to maintain smooth relations with regulators on the continent after run-ins in neighbouring Nigeria, which cost the group billions.
In 2021, the Ghanaian government said it would implement a plan to prioritise national roaming among all operators in the country. Roaming refers to a situation where one operator leverages the network infrastructure of another, usually at a fee, in areas where it does not have its own coverage...