4G LTE Frequency Bands
MTN Ghana is the largest mobile network operator servicing Ghana. The company originally began operations in 1994 as Scancom which deployed the Spacefon GSM network in 1996. The company was acquired by Lebanon-based Investcom Holdings and rebranded the company to Spacefon Areeba, and later Areeba Ghana, until its acquisition of all Investcom assets by MTN Group in 2006 saw a subsequent rebranding to MTN in 2007.
The company provides 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and in January 2009 launched 3G UMTS over the B1 (2100 MHz) band. MTN deployed several upgrades to the 3G network over the following years; beginning with a B8 (900 MHz) carrier, and several data protocol upgrades, finalising in 2014 with DC-HSPA+.
4G LTE began in June 2016 with the launch of a 10 MHz B20 (800 MHz) network in all ten regions.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
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