Glo Mobile revealed as winner of sixth mobile licence

16 Jun 2008

Nigerian privately owned telecoms operator Globacom says it has been awarded a licence to become Ghana’s sixth mobile operator. In what it claims is a major boost to its African expansion plans, Globacom says the Ghanaian telecommunication regulatory authority, the National Communications Authority (NCA), told its board via letter that its Glo Mobile Ghana unit had been declared the winner of the international contest for the GSM in Ghana.

In April this year the NCA said it was ploughing ahead with plans to license a sixth mobile operator, contrary to earlier rumours that the process had been suspended on the advice of the government, pending the privatisation of state-backed PTO Ghana Telecom. At that time, no fewer than eleven telecoms operators and companies including Glo Mobile, Afritel Communications, Awesomedia, BenchMac PR & Business Consult, Express Mobile Communications and Faith Telecom were understood to be considering bidding for the licence on offer. Other possible bidders were believed to include Global Trade Imex, TechnoEdge Ghana, Teylium Telecom International, TransAtlantic Industries and Warid Telecom International. All of the eleven companies named were short-listed to take part in a ‘beauty contest’.

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