The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Ghana, launched its 3.5G Technology at the Golden Tulip in Kumasi at the weekend. This follows the Premier Commercial Launch which took place in Accra a week ago. The 3.5G network is to enable customers to experience a variety of services such as voice calls, video messaging, multimedia services which includes video streaming, games, music videos, sports, news and high speed internet access. The theme for the launch was; "Go Beyond, Experience Our Better Life Today".
Mr. Eben Albertyn, Chief Technical Officer of MTN Ghana, speaking at the launch explained that with the largest market share, widest coverage and competitive pricing, MTN 3.5G Technology will complement its existing 2G network to positively improve its services to customers. He said that MTN would also offer subscribers the flexibility to access a variety of services to customers in Kumasi and Accra and other regions of the country.
Miss Mawuena Dumor, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana in a speech read for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, said, "We are very pleased with the significant progress we have made in building an extensive 3.5G network and making it available to a large number of our valued customers". Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, Mr George Kojo Andah, also assured customers that MTN's tariffs will continue to be competitive to other networks and will enable their customers enjoy services everywhere.
Mr. Kofi Opoku Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister said the MTN 3.5G Technology has added to the growing list of innovations in Ghana, stressing that the future of the country depended on the growth of telecommunications. He commended MTN Ghana for sponsoring sports and other activities, and urged private organizations to emulate the company.