MTN Ghana’s CEO Selorm Adavevoh is optimistic that his outfit will be able to launch 5G services soon.
Demand for data has seen astronomical growth in recent times, and this indicates that current internet infrastructure will soon be outstripped by demand.
This situation thus requires significant investment to expand data infrastructure, and telecommunications giant; MTN Ghana, is not relenting in its efforts to have this accomplished.
MTN is currently on what it calls a journey to become a fully digital operator by 2023.
This apparently involves enabling all of its stakeholders to access their services digitally; a concept that links to MTN Ghana’s Agenda 2025 strategy, designed to make it a platform player rather than a service provider.
In line with this motive, the telecommunications giant has been putting plans in place to launch 5G internet services for years now.
On the sidelines of the recent MTN Ghana Bright Media Awards, CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh noted that his outfit is still working with the regulators to be able to pilot 5G services later this year.
“5G is an exciting technology for us and as an emerging tech company, it’s important that we’re the leading edge of technologies that drive the foundation of the internet and of a platform economy that we’re working towards. We’ve already seen 5G licenses issued in Nigeria and some of our other markets, and we’re working with the regulators to try to see how we can do a trial or pilot either this year or next year.”
MTN’s maiden awards scheme was specially designed as part of the company’s 25th celebration, to acknowledge the work of journalists across the country in telling the MTN story and driving MTN projects over the last 25 years.
Managing Editor of TechGH24, Samuel Dowuona emerged as the overall best journalist, with his article that chronicled how MTN digital investments have impacted every aspect of the lives of Ghanaians, from the individuals, through private businesses to even the government levels.
He received a Macbook, GH¢10,000 worth of learning and development packages and a plaque.
Speaking to Citi Business News after the event, he said he was humbled for having emerged top winner among very fine colleague journalists, but was also glad that his years of consistency in shaping telecoms policy and telling industry stories with his pen paid off.