Telcos to start national roaming service in Ghana – Ursula

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Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the minister of communications and digitalisation has announced plans to introduce a national roaming service in the telecom sector by the end of this year.

“You can roam on other networks when you travel to a region, a district or where your network provider is not present for a small fee, which you won’t feel, because it will be part of the charges that you pay to your network provider.”

According to her, the government is already in talks with the various telecommunication networks for a smooth take-off of the project.

This means mobile subscribers will soon be able to enjoy service from areas where their telecom service providers do not have coverage across the country.

Owusu-Ekuful told Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday 30 April 2021 the move will help facilitate other initiative such as telemedicine across the country.

“Another thing that we are doing is to mandate national roaming, so whether there is a service from your service provider in a particular part of the country or not, just like we roam on other networks.
“Small fee”

“You can roam on other networks when you travel to a region, a district or where your network provider is not present for a small fee, which you won’t feel, because it will be part of the charges that you pay to your network provider,” she added.

According to her, all the telecom providers have so far pledged their support for the national roaming initiative.

“But there will be a bilateral arrangement between all the players to ensure that the national roaming happens and we are going to do that by the end of this year. I have already told them we are doing this,” Owusu-Ekuful said.

 

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