Ghana’s mobile voice users hit 38m; MTN grabs 19m

Ghana’s total mobile voice subscriptions increased from 35,008,387 as at the end of 2015 to 38,305,078 by the close of December 2016.

This represents a percentage increase of 9.42%, according to latest figures from the National Communication Authority (NCA). The total penetration rate for the month (December) 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 8,289,157 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%.

DATA SUBSCRIPTION

Ghana’s total mobile data subscription hit 19,642,152 at the end of 2016 with a penetration rate of 69.91% in December, according to the figures.

Mobile giants MTN’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 10,226,520 with their market share for the month under review at 52.06%. Vodafone followed with a subscription of 3,474,090 in December 2016. This is reflected in their market share of 17.69%.

Vodafone mobile recorded 3,474,090 subscriptions in December 2016. This is reflected in their market share of 17.69%.

Airtel’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 2,902,009. Their market share for the month under review was 14.77%.

Tigo recorded mobile data subscriptions of 2,725,489 as at the end of December 2016. This represents a market share of 13.88%.

Glo’s mobile data subscriptions for December 2016 were 277,372. This is reflected in a market share of 1.41%.

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