The project, which first started as a pilot program last year, has now been expanded to include the entire country.
The program is the consequence of the government’s efforts to speed up the nation’s digital transition and enable universal access to telecom services. The government intends to increase coverage and support the telecommunications sector by introducing a full national roaming rule among all operators.
When a subscriber’s primary network is unavailable or unreliable, national roaming enables their SIM to automatically connect to an additional telecom network. The solution allows mobile consumers to continue using their phone numbers and data services in another country in addition to expanding the reach of network operators’ retail voice and SMS services.
Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO of Vodafone Ghana, expressed support for the project: “National roaming gives users more network provider options. The national roaming service was successfully piloted in the Volta Region in 2022 thanks to our successful collaboration with the administration, the oversight body, and MTN Ghana, she added. The expansion of this collaboration to other areas excites us.
Patricia noted that the program would allow Vodafone Ghana clients to remain connected to the company’s services wherever they were in Ghana. “Both individuals and businesses can choose from a wide range of our products and services. We are pleased that all communities in Ghana can now take advantage of our deals thanks to this effort, she said.
Vodafone Ghana is working with the government to promote a more digitally integrated and connected nation to enhance communication, information access, and commercial prospects for all Ghanaians.