Ghana Owns One of the Most Vibrant Mobile Markets, States BuddeComm in Its New Report Available at MarketPublishers.com31 May 2016 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Ghana is one of those African countries which were the first ones to liberalize and deregulate their telecom sectors. With Ghana Telecom being privatized ten years ago, competition across fixed-line, mobile and internet sectors has been becoming increasingly intense since many new players have entered the marketplace.
Currently, Ghana Telecom occupies a position of the country’s major fixed-line provider. Besides, it is the number two player in the local mobile services segment.
Arrival of two submarine fiber optic cables several years ago had significant impact on the market: it led to an increase of international bandwidth and reduction of the cost of local access to broadband services.
Besides, a fiber network covering largest cities has been recently built by Google. It provides cheaper access to Internet service providers on a wholesale basis.
Ghana is an owner one of the most vibrant mobile marketplaces in the region. Currently, there are six operators competing with each other, and Vodafone, MTN and Millicom being some of the largest ones.
The number of subscribers has been growing swiftly over the recent years. This has resulted into a decrease of ARPU, and revenue growth of operators has been stagnant.
The local voice market is currently saturated, while mobile broadband services have enormous potential.
In Ghana, mobile broadband accounts for the largest number of internet connections. This country is one of the first African countries to become connected to the Internet. Besides, it was one of the first countries where DSL services were launched.
Competition in this sector is very intense, and there are over 140 ISPs in the country. Introduction of wireless and 3G mobile as well as wireless broadband technologies has resulted into a particularly rapid development of this sector.
New research report “Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses” developed by BuddeComm offers a comprehensive discussion of the telecom market in Ghana. The study covers key statistics and contains a detailed country overview. It also comprises historical overview of the telecom marketplace, as well.
The report delves deep into the regulatory environment and focuses on fixed network operators. Telecom infrastructure and the broadband market are discussed in the research study. The report also looks at the digital media sector performance and covers mobile communications. Projected figures can be found in the study, too.
More new reports by our partner are available at BuddeComm page.