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Ghana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

The Ghana telecommunication services market size was valued at $1.9 billion in 2021. The market is projected to at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period. Mobile services have become the topmost contributor in the Ghana telecommunication services market.

The Ghana telecommunication services market report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, and mobile markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends

Overview of the Ghana telecommunication market

Overview of the Ghana telecommunication market

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What are the market dynamics in the Ghana telecommunication services market?

The Ghanaian government’s Rural Telephony Project to expand mobile services to rural areas across the country will improve mobile adoption and provide opportunities for consumers and telcos. The joint initiative of Csquared, a fixed broadband infrastructure vendor, and Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to expand high-speed broadband services to remote areas by leasing its excess fiber will create new opportunities for telcos and infrastructure vendors.

In November 2021, the Ghanaian government announced plans to impose an electronic transaction levy (e-levy), in the 2022 budget, and to include the informal sector. The proposed tax by the government, will apply to transactions such as payments made with mobile money, bank transfers, merchant payments, and inward remittances. In September 2021, the government announced that the national SIM card re-registration procedure will start on October 1 and conclude on March 31, 2022, after which all unregistered SIMs will be disabled.

What are the different types of telecom services in the Ghana telecommunication services market?

The various services in the Ghana telecommunication services market include mobile services and fixed services.

Mobile telecommunication services market in Ghana

The mobile data market revenue will grow rapidly during the forecast period, driven by growing mobile internet subscriptions and increasing consumption of 4G mobile data service on the back of increasing mobile coverage. For instance, the government’s Rural Telephony Project is deploying cell sites to bring mobile services to 3.4 million Ghanaians in rural areas by the end of 2022. The average monthly mobile voice usage will decline from 142 minutes in 2021 to 132 minutes by the end of 2026, due to the growing preference for OTT-based communication solutions on the back of growing 4G coverage in the country.

Fixed telecommunication services market in Ghana

The penetration of fixed line services in Ghana remains low, due to wider coverage of mobile services and under-developed fixed network infrastructure. Fixed broadband penetration of the population will grow during the forecast period, driven by efforts from operators to improve fiber broadband services across the country. For instance, CSquared partnered with GRIDCo to lease the excess fiber capacity of GRIDCo to CSPs to boost fiber broadband services across the country.

Who are the key players in the Ghana telecommunication services market?

MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Airtel Tigo Ghana, Glo Ghana, Csquared, GRIDCo, Bharti Airtel, MainOne Cable Company, Millicom International Cellular, and Celltel Networks are some of the key players in the telecommunication services market in Ghana.

MTN Ghana accounted for more than 50% share of total mobile subscriptions in 2021 and will remain the leading mobile operator throughout the forecast period. MTN Ghana’s leadership in the mobile segment is supported by its strong focus on network expansion, for which it rolled out 607 4G sites in 2021 resulting in expansion in network coverage and improvement in quality of services and customer experience.

The second-largest player, Vodafone Ghana, accounted for a more than 20% share of total mobile subscriptions in 2021.The operator offers a wide variety of data-centric plans, with nighttime, daily, weekly, monthly, and no expiration periods, to meet the customer demand for data.

Ghana telecommunication market, by key players

Ghana telecommunication market, by key players

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Market Report Scope

Market size (2021) $1.9 billion
CAGR >4%
Key segments by service Mobile Services and Fixed Services
Key players MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Airtel Tigo Ghana, Glo Ghana, Csquared, GRIDCo, Bharti Airtel, MainOne Cable Company, Millicom International Cellular, and Celltel Networks

Scope

The Ghana telecom operators country intelligence report provides in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Ghana.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, DTT migration, IoT regulations, etc.
  • Telecom and pay-TV services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications market.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.

Reasons to Buy

  • The Ghana telecom operators country intelligence report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Ghana’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Ghana’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Ghana’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Ghana.

Key Players

MTN Ghana

Vodafone Ghana

Airtel Tigo Ghana

Glo Ghana

Csquared

GRIDCo

Bharti Airtel

MainOne Cable Company

Millicom International Cellular

Celltel Networks

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape

MTN Ghana

Vodafone Ghana

AirtelTigo Ghana

Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables

Glossary

Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

About GlobalData

Frequently Asked Questions

The various services in the telecommunication services market in Ghana include mobile services and fixed services.

MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Airtel Tigo Ghana, Glo Ghana, Csquared, GRIDCo, Bharti Airtel, MainOne Cable Company, Millicom International Cellular, and Celltel Networks are some of the key players in the telecommunication services market in Ghana.

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