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NCA Meets MNOs to Review Efforts towards Tackling QoS Issues

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has met with the Chief Technical Officers (CTOs) of the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to review the progress made towards improving Quality of Service issues within the Accra-Tema metropolis. This follows a previous meeting at the NCA on the 17th of March, 2017, at which the Ag. Director General (DG) of the NCA, Mr, Joe Anokye had charged the telcos to improve their Quality of Service (QoS).

At the meeting, the Ag. DG of NCA noted as the world was moving towards 5G, Ghana was still facing problems with its 2G implementation. Mr. Anokye said, improving and enhancing the QoS should be a priority for all service providers and they should work to resolve the various issues including capacity, optimization, and coverage.

The meeting agreed to the suggestion from the CTOs that all CTOs of the MNOs would meet to agree on the common challenges facing the telcos, identify the common gap in the provision of their respective services and submit a report to the NCA.

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  • Mr. Joe Anokye making a point to the CTOs who attended the meeting.

The NCA also informed the MNOs that the regulator would set up a team which would collectively work with them to resolve the issues and ensure that consumers experience a better level of service. Two critical areas which the MNOs were tasked to resolve within the shortest possible time were the issues of Coverage and Call Drops.

According to the MNOs some of the difficulties they faced were acquiring sites for masts and towers, especially in and around the high end areas and educational institutions. They expressed dismay at the lack of support from land owners and neighbored which makes it very difficult for them to deliver the needed service.

The meeting concluded with both parties agreeing on the need for a collaborative effort to improve QoS issues and enhance consumer satisfaction.

Issued by the National Communications Authority,

NCA Tower,

No. 6 Airport City, Accra.

Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.

E-mail: info@nca.org.gh

Date – 10th April, 2017

Editor’s Note

About NCA

The National Communications Authority, (NCA), was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 524 in December 1996, which has been repealed and replaced by the National Communications Authority Act,  2008 (Act 769). The Authority is the statutory body mandated to license and to regulate electronic communication activities and services in the country.