In a surprise report, Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) announced that Glo Ghana and Airtel Ghana both lost subscribers in the month of September.
Glo recorded its first loss in users after being in the country for the past five months.
Glo Ghana, a subsidiary of Globacom Nigeria, began operations in late April and currently has a 6.5 percent share of the 24.88 million mobile subscriptions in the country, according to the latest data from the National Communications Authority (NCA).
Between August and September, Glo’s subscriber base fell by 3,254 to 1.610 million subscribers, representing a marginal 0.2 percent drop. The NCA results are based on activity over a 90-day period.
The NCA said Airtel Ghana also lost 1,829 subscribers and finished Q3 with 3.040 million customers, representing a 12.2 percent market share.
But there were positives in the telecom and mobile sector.
Vodafone Ghana increased its subscriber base, crossing the 5 million mark for the first time, with 5.03 million customers or 20.2 percent market share at end-September.
Tigo Ghana also closed the period with 3.76 million subscribers, equal to 15.1 percent market share.
MTN Ghana increased its subscriber base marginally, and maintained its top position with 11.269 million subscribers, representing 45.1 percent of the market, the NCA reported.