Blu Telecommunications, a 100% Ghanaian-owned 4G LTE network is set to go live but it is currently on test run in selected communities in Accra and Tema, prior to commercial launch any time between now and November this year.
The test run, dubbed “The Founders Campaign” includes 100 carefully selected Ghanaians from areas where Blu has coverage. They have each been given free Blu data devices and unlimited data access to try the network for 30 days and give feedback.
The areas under coverage right now are Tema, Spintex Road, parts of East Legon, and parts of Dzorwulu.
Chief Executive Office of Blu Telecoms, Emmanuel K. Collison told a select group of journalists that “the Blu network is set to go live today” but now but due to the high value it placed on customers, the company decided to embark on the Founders’ Campaign to allow the customer make an input into the final readiness of the network before the launch.
Blu is likely to launch Ghana’s second 4G LTE network next month. But while the November 2014 deadline for the BWA licensees to launch draws close, Goldkey Telecoms remains totally silent on when it will launch the third 4G LTE network in the country.
Credit: Joy News