There can’t be innovations in mobile telephony in Ghana – Quainoo

efo-callingThe mobile telephony industry in Ghana has reached its peak and nothing new can be introduced into the industry, Mr. Quainoo has said.

Mr. Fred Quainoo is the Marketing Manager of TiGO, the mobile service of Milicom Ghana Limited, the first company to start mobile telephony in Ghana.

Speaking in an interview on Citi Business, monitored by, the Marketing Manager of TiGO Fred Quainoo said, the mobile telephony in Ghana has reached its peak and there is nothing extraordinary that can be introduced.

He said, “the competition in the market brings the best out of everybody,” adding that, “looking at the telecom industry as it is today, nothing significantly new can be introduced, because currently, we have everything you can find anywhere in the world.”

Mr. Quainoo believes that the competition would however, be to the benefit of Ghanaians.

Since mobile telephony was introduced in Ghana in 1992, mobile phone users have reached over 7.6 million, and the number of companies licensed to operate have reached six, bringing intense competition into the sector.

Mobile telephony services, however, can’t be said to be the best in the country, as services are often poor and call reception quality is inconsistent.

Observers of the industry however, accuse the regulatory body, the National Communications Authority (NCA) for failing to enforce its own regulations to make the companies offer value for money services to their customers.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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