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Telecom Voice Subscription

 

  Introduction

 

This report highlights data trends that have occurred in the telecommunication industry as at the end of September 2017. This includes information on mobile voice telephony, fixed line, mobile data as well as 4G data as at the end of the month under review.

 

Mobile Voice Subscription  

 

At the end of September 2017, the total number of mobile voice subscriptions was 37,445,048. This represents a percentage increase of 0.09% from August 2017’s figure of 37,409,709. The total penetration rate for the month under review was 130.91%.

 

MTN’s voice subscriptions for the period was 17,817,273 representing a percentage increase of 0.58% from August 2017’s figure of 17,715,212. MTN’s market share for the month under review was 47.58%.

 

Vodafone’s mobile voice subscriptions decreased from 9,108,424 as at the end of August 2017 to 9,079,502 as at the end of September 2017.  This represents a percentage decrease of 0.32%. Vodafone’s market share for September 2017 was 24.25%.

 

Tigo’s voice subscriptions decreased from 5,505,146 as at the end of August 2017 to 5,489,994 as at the end of September 2017. This indicates a percentage decrease of 0.28%. Their market share for the month under review was 14.66% as compared to 14.72% in August 2017.

 

Airtel’s voice subscriptions increased from 4,244,759 as at the end of August 2017 to 4,253,993 as at the end of September 2017. This represents a percentage increase of 0.22%. Their total market share for the month under review was 11.36%.

 

Glo’s voice subscriptions decreased from 812,904 as at the end of July 2017 to 781,022 at the end of September 2017. This reflects a percentage decrease of 3.92% for the month. Their total market share for the month under review was 2.09% as compared to 2.17% in August 2017.

 

Expresso’s voice subscriber figures was 23,264 as at the end of April 2017. Their total market share for the same period was 0.06%. (NB: Expresso’s Mobile Voice Subscriptions beyond April, 2017 is unavailable).

 

  Figure 1 – Mobile Voice Market Share for September 2017

 

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  Figure 2 – Mobile Voice Subscription Trend for September 2017

 

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Fixed Telephony

 

There are two (2) operators providing fixed line services to the public in Ghana. These operators are Vodafone and Airtel. As at the end of September 2017, the total subscriptions for the fixed operators was 286,493 representing a percentage increase of 1.75% from the previous month. Vodafone recorded a total subscription of 279,681 while Airtel ended the month with 6,812 subscriptions.

 

 Figure 3 – Fixed Telephony Subscriptions for September 2017     

 

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 Historical Voice Subscription

Click on the link below to download the historical voice subscription from 1992 to April 2017.