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Ghana: Mobile phone users on the rise

October 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

Mobile on the rise

MTN had an increase of 110,042 from July to end the month of August with 13.54 million.

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has revealed that the mobile voice subscriber base has increased from 29.37 million at the end of July to 29.53 million as at the end of August 2014.

According to reports, MTN had an increase of 110,042 from July to end the month of August with 13.54 million. Whereas Airtel’s subscriber base increased by 97,016 to end August with a total figure of 3.76 million, according to the NCA.

Glo had an increase of 35,711 in its subscriber base to end the month under review with 1.4 million. Expresso had a rise in its subscriber base from July’s 122,356 to end August at 123,825. On the other hand, Vodafone recorded a figure of 6.69 million at the end of August, a drop of 60,721 in its subscriber base. Tigo also recorded a decrease and ended the month under review with 4.02 million.

The report also revealed that the number of mobile data subscribers fell by 156,026 from 14.77 million in July to 14.62 million in August. MTN’s subscriber base for August increased by 53,325 to end the month with a figure of 7.76 million. Tigo recorded an increase of 56,248 in its subscriber base for the month under review to end August 2014 with a figure of 2.09 million.

According to telecompaper, Airtel’s mobile data subscriber base ended the month of August at 2.07 million, up by 36,897 subscribers. Glo recorded a subscriber base of 584,222, indicating an 86,227 increase in subscribers. Vodafone Ghana ended August with a figure of 2.07 million, down by 387,600. Also recording a decrease was Expresso, which lost 1,123 subscribers, ending August with a subscriber base of 36,135.

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