Ghana Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses Report 2019

The “Ghana – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to’s offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ghana’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors.

Ghana’s telecom market has benefited from the privatisation of the incumbent telco Ghana Telecom and its rebranding as Vodafone Ghana. The company is the principal fixed-line provider and also the third largest player in the mobile services sector, after MTN and the recently merged AirtelTigo. It remains a key investor in telecom infrastructure, supported by various government-funded schemes to extend the reach of telecom services nationally. Recent upgrades have included an extension to the Eastern Corridor as well as a new cable connecting to Burkina Faso operated by Vodafone Wholesale.

The launch of LTE services by Vodafone Ghana in March 2019 and the extension of LTE-A services by MTN Ghana have greatly improved the quality of mobile data services for end-users. This has been reflected in a number of areas, including the strong m-commerce and m-banking sectors. The vibrant mobile market has retained steady subscriber growth.

Ghana has a highly competitive internet market, and though there is a large number of licensed ISPs most subscribers are customers of only a few operators. In common with other markets in the region, the vast majority of internet accesses are via mobile networks.

Key Developments:

  • Eastern Corridor project completed
  • Facebook and Vodafone Ghana launch Express Wi-Fi program
  • Ghana Investment Fund sets out national telecom coverage goals
  • Vodafone Ghana secures a block of 800MHz spectrum for $30 million, launches LTE services
  • MTN Ghana lists on the Ghanaian stock exchange
  • Government to set up an additional 600 towers to provide basic mobile services
  • M-money interoperability launched
  • Merger of networks of Tigo Ghana and Airtel Ghana nears completion
  • Regulator’s fines on MNOs for QoS issues stimulate additional investments
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2018, telcos’ operating data to Q4 2018, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments

Key Topics Covered:

1. Key statistics

  • Country overview

2. Telecommunications market

  • Market analysis
  • Regional Africa Market Comparison
  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband
  • Fixed and mobile broadband

3. Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authority
  • West African Common Regulatory Framework 2005
  • Competition framework 2006
  • Electronic Communications Act
  • Electronic Transaction Act
  • Universal service
  • Ghana Investment Fund for Telecommunications (GIFTEL)
  • The eCARE project
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Fixed-line licence conditions

4. Fixed network operators

  • Vodafone Ghana
  • Privatisation
  • Network infrastructure
  • Airtel Ghana (Zain, Westel)
  • Nationalisation 2006
  • Re-privatisation 2007
  • Capital Telecom (defunct)

5. Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Fibre backbone infrastructure
  • Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
  • International infrastructure
  • Submarine fibre optic cables
  • Satellite services
  • Data centres

6. Broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Public Internet Access Venues (PAVs)
  • Shared access centres
  • Mobile Telecentre To-Go
  • Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA)
  • Ghana Internet Exchange Point (GIX)
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
  • Other fixed broadband services
  • Fixed wireless broadband
  • Powerline Communication (PLC)
  • Satellite broadband
  • O3b
  • Domestic backbone network infrastructure
  • Ghana National Public Data Network (DataNet)
  • FastNet
  • VoltaCom
  • Internet Solutions (IS)
  • Phase3 Telecom
  • Electronic Data Interchange

7. Digital economy

  • E-commerce
  • E-government, e-Ghana project
  • E-learning
  • E-health

8. Mobile communications

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • General statistics
  • Mobile broadband
  • SMS
  • Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Regulatory issues
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Licensing
  • Spectrum
  • Roaming
  • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • Network sharing
  • Taxation
  • SIM card registration
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Analogue networks
  • Digital networks
  • Other infrastructure developments
  • Major mobile operators
  • Vodafone Ghana (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch)
  • MTN Ghana (formerly ScanCom, Spacefon Areeba)
  • Tigo Ghana (Millicom Ghana, Mobitel)
  • Expresso
  • Airtel Ghana (Zain/Celtel, Westel)
  • Glo Mobile
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • M2M
  • Mobile content and applications
  • M-banking
  • M-health        Source:
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