Ghana mobile subscriptions soar
from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – GHANA’S mobile subscriber base has grown by more than 1 percent between April and May.
According to the National Communications Authority, there are 29,1 million subscribers having increased from 28,8 million in April.
This exceeds the country’s 25,37 million.
NCA disclosed Expresso was the only telecom service provider to record a decline in the number of subscribers in May.
This drop could be blamed on network’s challenges the firm experienced during the period.
Its market share shrunk from 0,54 percent in April to 0.49 percent in May.
However, Airtel Ghana reported the least number of new additions after increasing by just 2 700 subscribers which increased its total number of subscribers to 3.5 million.
Its total market share dropped from 12,15percent in April to 12,04 percent in May.
TiGo performed well during the month of May as it added about 4 300 new subscribers bringing its total subscribers to 4 million.
However, tiGo’s market share shrunk from 14,01percent in April to 13,89 percent in May.
Glo Mobile Ghana which has been in lulled for several months recovered with the addition of about 26 000 new additions in May.
This pushed its market share from 4,68 percent in April to 4,72 percent in May.
Surprisingly, Vodafone Ghana whose ban NCA recently lifted, added about 88 000 new subscribers to its 6,7 million subscribers at the end of May.
Its market share increased marginally to 23,1 percent.
The industry leader, MTN Ghana, gained about 177 000 new subscribers bringing its base to 13,3million.
Its market share increased slightly to 45,7 percent.
– CAJ News
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