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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...

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