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Telecom Voice Subscription

Voice Subscription for December 2016

This report highlights subscriptions within the telecommunication industry for the end of year 2016. The report also presents trends that have occurred in the country’s mobile voice subscriptions, fixed telephony trends, mobile data and Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) from January to December, 2016.

Mobile Voice Subscription for December 2016

As at the end of 2016, the total number of mobile voice subscriptions increased from 35,008,387 as at the end of the previous year to 38,305,078 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage increase of 9.42%. The total penetration rate for the month under review was 136.34%.
MTN’s voice subscriptions for the period was 19,296,157 representing a percentage increase of 2.82% from November 2016’s figure of 18,766,106. MTN’s market share for the month under review was 50.37%.
Vodafone recorded a decrease in their mobile voice subscription of 8,289,913 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 0.18% from November 2016’s figure of 8,304,783. Vodafone’s market share for December 2016 was 21.64%.
Tigo’s mobile voice subscriptions decreased from 5,365,318 as at the end of November 2016 to 5,339,052 at the end of December 2016. This indicates a percentage decrease of 0.49%. Their market share for the month under review was 13.94%.
At the end of December 2016, Airtel’s voice subscriptions decreased from 4,649,934 as at the end of the previous month to 4,591,051. This represents a percentage decrease of 1.27%. Their total market share for the month under review was 11.99%.
Glo recorded a decrease in their mobile voice subscriptions as figures decreased from 750,751 as at the end of November 2016 to 695,306 at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 7.39%. Their total market share for the month under review was 1.82%.
Expresso’s mobile voice subscriptions decreased from 95,548 as at the end of November 2016 to 93,599 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a percentage decrease of 2.04%. Their total market share for the month under review was 0.24%.

 

Chart 1 – Mobile Voice Market Share for December 2016

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Chart 2 - Mobile Voice Subscriptions Trends from January to December 2016

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Fixed Telephony

Two (2) operators provide fixed line services to the public in Ghana. These operators are Vodafone and Airtel. As at December 2016, the total subscription for the fixed operators was 251,490 representing a percentage decrease of 0.55% from the previous month. Vodafone recorded a total subscription of 244,299 whiles Airtel ended the month with 7,191 subscriptions.

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 Historical Voice Subscription

Click on the link below to download the historical voice subscription from 1992 to December 2016.