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Ghana Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

  • June 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 56 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View: Leading operator MTN Ghana plans to launch 4G services in June 2016, following its licenceand spectrum acquisition in December 2015. The operator has built infrastructure in Ghana's regionalcapitals and is currently swapping SIM cards to get customers ready for the launch. According to MTN,data prices will remain unchanged when the service launches. BMI expects the operator to concurrentlydevelop its VAS offerings to monetize the advantage of having the country's only 4G voice licence.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- The Ghanaian mobile market grew to 36.1mn subscriptions in Q116, according to the regulator. Thepenetration rate reached 131.0% and MTN commanded a market share of 47.1%.

- The mobile data market for mobile phones grew to 18.8mn in Q116, which translates to a penetration rateof 68.2%, according to the regulator. In comparison, 101,851 subscribers used broadband wireless access,which provides fixed access points over 4G technology. Approximately 75,000 customers had wirelinebroadband subscriptions.

Table Of Contents

Ghana Telecommunications Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 9
Latest Updates 9
Structural Trends 9
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Ghana 2014-2020) 12
Industry Risk Reward Index 13
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index 13
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016 16
Industry Risk Reward Index 18
Market Overview 20
Telecom Market Overview 20
Market Drivers and Trends 20
Mobile 20
Wireline Voice and Broadband 26
Pay-TV/Convergence 29
Regulatory Development 31
Regulatory Overview 31
New Operators Licensed 31
Mobile Banking 32
Spectrum Auctions 32
Quality of Service (QoS) Monitoring 33
Competitive Landscape 34
Table: Key Players - Ghana Telecoms Sector 34
Table: Ghana Mobile Market Overview 34
Table: MTN 34
Table: Vodafone Ghana 35
Table: Tigo 36
Table: Airtel 37
Table: Kasapa 37
Table: Globacom 37
Company Profiles 38
Vodafone Ghana 38
SWOT Analysis 38
MTN Ghana 42
SWOT Analysis 42
Demographic Forecast 45
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Ghana 1990-2025) 46
Table: Key Population Ratios (Ghana 1990-2025) 46
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Ghana 1990-2025) 47
Table: Population By Age Group (Ghana 1990-2025) 47
Table: Population By Age Group % (Ghana 1990-2025) 48
Glossary 50
Table: Glossary Of Terms 50
Methodology 52
Industry Forecast Methodology 52
Sources 54
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 54
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 55
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 56

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