On my last trip to Ghana, I had a meeting at the office of my hosts. The company is headed by a Nigerian. We talked about the challenges of doing business in Nigeria. He narrated how years ago, he got up and relocated his business to Ghana after horrible internet connectivity cost him a huge job.
And then he told me of his current office connection – a 200GB bundle, and asked me to guess how much it cost. I had no clue really. He dropped the bombshell: “Just N10,000 monthly”. It sounded unbelievable. I have since tweeted a teaser about it, and no-one seemed to believe it either.
But the connection was a Vodafone ADSL fixed broadband line service. The package is Vodafone Dfownloader, and I have it on good authority from the service provider that it costs only 200 Cedis per month. That’s N11,800 monthly, at the official exchange rate when I used my MasterCard in Accra. 200GB for N11,800 monthly.
And the speed is really good. Vodafone states 12 Mbps. I didn’t run a speed test, but I downloaded several videos in quick succession and in very dark weather, without a sweat. If you are looking to setup a small business in Accra, Ghana, this sounds like an awesome deal.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.