Vodafone Ghana is taking a huge step in its tech journey, moving from 4G to 4G+. This move is aimed at boosting network speeds and enhancing services. As explained by Aatif Jamal Qidwai, Vodafone Ghana’s Technology Director, 4G+ isn’t just a tech upgrade. It’s about revolutionizing the online experience for users by providing faster download and upload speeds.
The 4G+ tech uses a method known as carrier aggregation which enables 4G mobile phones to combine multiple 4G frequency bands, effectively increasing the speed at which users can download or stream content. This upgrade is currently being implemented on most of Vodafone’s existing sites.
For customers with 4G+-ready devices, they can expect their internet speeds to significantly increase. This translates to smoother video calls, quicker app downloads, and less buffer time for streaming services.
Vodafone is also committed to ensuring that as many Ghanaians as possible can benefit from this enhanced speed. They are rolling out a device financing scheme, where customers can purchase 4G+ capable phones from Vodafone’s retail outlets and pay for them in manageable installments. These phones also come with 2.5GB of free data every month for 12 months.
This expansion is timely as digital connectivity becomes increasingly important. Vodafone intends to roll out this network enhancement nationwide, starting with urban centers where the demand for high-speed data is highest. This initiative aligns with the company’s goal to champion digital inclusivity in Ghana, making the promise of reliable internet a reality for all.