China-based telecoms vendor Huawei has demonstrated 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for first time in Ghana. Ghana Web reports that Huawei showcased the technology’s capabilities during the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC 2014) Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa (RPM AFR), which took place between 2 and4 October 2013 in the capital Accra.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in March 2013 the National Communication Authority (NCA) spokesperson Albert Enninful revealed that the government had no plans to issue 4G licences ‘in the near future’. He said the watchdog is keen to see operators develop their 3G networks before shifting the attention to 4G services. He added, however, that three firms had already been issued with spectrum in the 2.6GHz band which could be used for broadband wireless access in the future.