Ghana - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


Ghana has a highly competitive internet market, with more than 140 licensed ISPs although most subscribers are customers of only a few operators. The country was among the first in Africa to be connected to the internet, though subscriber growth in the sector was for many years held back by the poor condition of the national fixed-line network and by the high cost of connectivity.

Improvements to international and terrestrial cable infrastructure has helped drive down the cost of access, while the government has helped fund schemes to extend coverage of telecom services nationally. This has seen extensions to fibre infrastructure in the Eastern and Western Corridors in recent years, as well as a new cable connecting to Burkina Faso operated by Vodafone Wholesale.

Key developments:

  • Facebook and Vodafone Ghana launch Express Wi-Fi program;
  • Government extends Smart Communities Project;
  • Vodafone Ghana expands FttP services;
  • Yahsat launches YahClick satellite broadband service;
  • Microsoft and SpectraLink Wireless trial white spaces broadband;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to September 2018, telcos’ operating data to Q4 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vodafone Ghana (Ghana Telecom), Expresso Telecom, Globacom, Network Computer Systems (NCS), InternetGhana, Africa Online, Busy Internet, Linkserve, IDN, Infinite Stream Ghana, Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG), Cactel Communications, Main One, O3b Networks, VoltaCom, Internet Solutions, Phase3 Telecom.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

  • Broadband statistics

    • Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Public Internet Access Venues (PAVs)

  • Shared access centres

  • Mobile Telecentre To-Go

    • Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA)
    • Ghana Internet Exchange Point (GIX)
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)

  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Fixed wireless broadband
      • WiMAX
    • Powerline Communication (PLC)
    • Satellite broadband
    • O3b
  • Domestic backbone network infrastructure

    • Ghana National Public Data Network (DataNet)
    • FastNet
    • VoltaCom
    • Internet Solutions (IS)
    • Phase3 Telecom
    • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2022
  • Table 3 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers in Ghana – 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 5 – Vodafone Ghana broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 6 – DSL subscribers – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 7 – Broadband wireless access subscribers by operator – 2016 – 2017
  • Table 8 – Broadband wireless access market share by operator– 2005 – 2017

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2022

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Number of pages 34

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Last updated 27 Mar 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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