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Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4761269
  • Report
  • May 2020
  • Region: Ghana
  • 153 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Vodafone Ghana Launches LTE Services Following Spectrum Auction

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africa Online
  • Capital Telecom
  • IDN
  • InternetGhana
  • MTN Ghana
  • Suburban Telecom
  • MORE
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 connected 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.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:
  • Regulator allocates additional spectrum to Vodafone Ghana and MTN Ghana to address increase in data traffic;
  • Vodacom South Africa assumes management of Vodafone Ghana;
  • Eastern Corridor project completed;
  • 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;
This report update includes the regulator's market data to January 2020, statistical bulletin for Q3 2019, telcos' operating data to Q4 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vodafone Ghana (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch), Capital Telecom, Globacom, MainOne, VoltaCom, Phase3 Telecom, Suburban Telecom, AirtelTigo (Tigo Ghana, Airtel Ghana), MTN Ghana, Expresso Telecom (Sudatel, Kasapa), Globacom (Glo Mobile), Thuraya, Network Computer Systems (NCS), InternetGhana, Africa Online, Busy Internet, Linkserve, IDN, Infinite Stream Ghana, Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG), Cactel Communications, O3b Networks, Internet Solutions.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africa Online
  • Capital Telecom
  • IDN
  • InternetGhana
  • MTN Ghana
  • Suburban Telecom
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional Africa Market Comparison
2.1 TMI vs GDP
2.2 Mobile and mobile broadband
2.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

3 Country overview

4 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 Major mobile operators
7.5 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Public Internet Access Venues (PAVs)
8.4 Shared access centres
8.5 Mobile Telecentre To-Go
8.6 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.7 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
8.8 Other fixed broadband services
8.9 Domestic backbone network infrastructure

9 Digital economy
9.1 E-commerce
9.2 E-government, e-Ghana project
9.3 E-learning
9.4 E-health

10 Fixed network operators
10.1 Vodafone Ghana
10.2 Airtel Ghana
10.3 Capital Telecom (defunct)

11 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 Fibre backbone infrastructure
11.3 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs)
11.4 International infrastructure
11.5 Data centres
11.6 Smart infrastructure

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Ghana 2020 (e)
Table 2 Growth in the number of mobile voice subscribers 2010 2025
Table 3 Change in the number of mobile voice subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 4 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 5 Overview of mobile network launch dates
Table 6 LTE subscribers by operator 2016 2020
Table 7 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2016 2020
Table 8 Growth in the number of 2G/3G mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2013 2020
Table 9 Change in the share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2015 2020
Table 10 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 11 Growth in the number of Vodafone Ghana's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Table 12 Development of MTN Ghana's financial data 2010 2019
Table 13 Development of MTN Ghana's financial data (GHS) 2018 2019
Table 14 Development of MTN Ghana's revenue by type 2013 2019
Table 15 Growth in the number of MTN Ghana's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 16 Development of MTN Ghana's ARPU 2010 2019
Table 17 Change in the number of Airtel Ghana's (AirtelTigo's) mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 18 Change in the number of Glo Mobile's subscribers 2013 2020
Table 19 Growth in the number of MTN Ghana's Mobile Money subscribers 2016 2019
Table 20 Growth in the number of m-money subscriptions and accounts 2012 2020
Table 21 Growth in the number and value of m-money transactions 2012 2020
Table 22 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Table 23 Vodafone Ghana broadband subscribers 2012 2019
Table 24 DSL subscribers 2005 2017
Table 25 Broadband wireless access subscribers by operator 2016 2019
Table 26 Broadband wireless access market share by operator 2016 2019
Table 27 Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 28 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 29 International bandwidth 2010 2017
Table 30 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 2009
Table 31 Historic - MTN Ghana's ARPU 2002 2009
Table 32 Historic - Tigo Ghana mobile subscribers (regulator data) 2013 2017
Table 33 Historic - Tigo Ghana mobile subscribers (company data) 2010 2017
Table 34 Historic - Espresso Ghana mobile subscribers 2013 2017
Table 35 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 2000 2015
Table 36 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2004 2009
Table 37 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 2009
Table 38 Historic - International bandwidth 2001 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 2 West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Africa Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders)
Chart 4 West Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 5 West Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018
Chart 6 West Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018
Chart 7 - Growth in the number of mobile voice subscribers 2010 2025
Chart 8 Change in the number of mobile voice subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 9 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 10 Growth in the number of 2G/3G mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2013 2020
Chart 11 Change in the share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2015 2020
Chart 12 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 13 Growth in the number of Vodafone Ghana's mobile subscribers 2008 2019
Chart 14 Development of MTN Ghana's financial data 2010 2019
Chart 15 Development of MTN Ghana's revenue by type 2014 2018
Chart 16 Growth in the number of MTN Ghana's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Chart 17 Development of MTN Ghana's ARPU 2010 2019
Chart 18 Change in the number of Airtel Ghana's (AirtelTigo's) mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 19 Change in the number of Glo Mobile's subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 20 Growth in the number of MTN Ghana's Mobile Money subscribers 2016 2019
Chart 21 Growth in the number of m-money subscriptions and accounts 2012 2020
Chart 22 Growth in the number and value of m-money transactions 2012 2020
Chart 23 Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 24 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 SMS as a weapon against drug counterfeiting
Exhibit 4 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 5 2Africa landing stations
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  • Vodafone Ghana (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch)
  • Capital Telecom
  • Globacom
  • MainOne
  • VoltaCom
  • Phase3 Telecom
  • Suburban Telecom
  • AirtelTigo (Tigo Ghana, Airtel Ghana)
  • MTN Ghana
  • Expresso Telecom (Sudatel, Kasapa)
  • Globacom (Glo Mobile)
  • Thuraya
  • Network Computer Systems (NCS)
  • InternetGhana
  • Africa Online
  • Busy Internet
  • Linkserve
  • IDN
  • Infinite Stream Ghana
  • Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG)
  • Cactel Communications
  • O3b Networks
  • Internet Solutions
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