Public Consultation On The Award Of Infrastructure Licence

Public Consultation

Public Consultation On The Award Of Infrastructure Licence

In accordance with our mandate under the Electronic Communications Act, 2008, Act 775, the National Communications Authority (NCA) intends to award Licences for the provision of Infrastructure (Towers) in the country. The Authority intends to follow the under listed timelines for the award of this license:

Timelines for the award of Infrastructure (Tower) License by the National Communications Authority

1.Posting of Rationale and Modalities for the Award of Infrastructure Licence (Tower Licence) on NCA websiteDecember 31, 2010 
2.Posting of Draft Licence on NCA websiteDecember 31, 2010 
3.Submission of Comments by Public on Draft LicenceFrom date notice is postedJanuary 17, 2011
4.Review of comments and Finalization of Tower License by NCAJanuary 24, 2011February 4, 2011
5.Posting of Finalized Licence on the NCA websiteFebruary 7, 2011 
6.Submission of Application for licenseFebruary 9, 2011 
7.Consideration and Issuance of Provisional Authorization by the NCAMarch 1, 2011 
8.Payment of License fees by Applicant60 days to pay for Licence, following which, failure to make payment within the stipulated time invalidates the provisional authorization 
9.Issuance of License to Applicant by the AuthorityOne (1) week after full payment 

In addition to this document, the public can access the following additional documents on the website of the Authority at
1.    Rational and Modalities for the Award of Communication Infrastructure License
2.    Draft Infrastructure License

The Authority requests comments and suggestions from the public to enable it finalise the draft license according to the above shown timelines Any comments must be received by January 17, 2011.

The NCA also wishes to inform the general public especially providers of such services that as from April 1st, 2011, it shall be illegal in Ghana to provide such a service without an Infrastructure (Tower) License.

For any information on this document, the General Public is encouraged to contact the Authority on the following numbers:

  • 030 7011419
  • 030 7011422
  • 027 7660000
  • 030 2776621
  • 030 2771701

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