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Ghana achieves close to 100% mobile penetration

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Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) says the total mobile phone subscriber base in the country as of August, 2012 has jumped to 24.4 million.

This means that Ghana has possibly achieved close to a 100% mobile penetration rate, as the country has a population of 24,965,816, according to the World Bank.

Of this total figure, MTN has recorded a subscriber base of 11,017,581, maintaining its position as market leader with a 45% of total market share.

Vodafone Ghana increased to 4,901,555 subscribers, representing 20% of total market share.

According to the NCA figures, TiGo Ghana had a marginal subscriber base decrease, closing at 3,684,951, which represents 15% of the market .

The telecom regulator further said that Airtel increased its subscriber base to 3,042,409, representing 12% of the total market share.

And Glo continues to increase its subscriber base: its current subscriber base of 1,613,688 represents 7% of the total market share.

Expresso Telecom though, decreased its subscriber base to 178,799.The 178,799 represents1% of the total market share.

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