Avoid unnecessary video calls, says Ghana’s regulator

17 April 2020

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has released 10 pointers to consumers on the responsible and rational use of telecom networks as well as the internet, during this period of the coronavirus crisis.

According to the umbrella organisation that regulates and promotes the interests of telecom firms in the west African nation, the advice needs to be adhered to in order to ease communication during this period. It has also asked that consumers avoid unnecessary video calls, not only during rush hours but at all times.

Amongst other key pointers, the chamber said: “avoid the use of online entertainment services during digital traffic rush-hours (9am-11am and 7pm -11pm), to allow telecom- munications networks to meet the most demanding needs of communi- cation applications, professional office teamwork and distance learning, which are crucial to a large number of Ghanaian citizens and businesses and critical to the functioning of the entire economy. If you are using service like Netflix, YouTube reduce the quality of the videos from high to standard definition to conserve bandwidth”.

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Radio Ghana, Ken Ashigbey, chief executive officer (CEO) of the GTC said that Ghana’s internet affordability is better as compared to some other African countries.