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Mobile lines increase by 20.47% in 2012


By Fred Sarpong
The active mobile phone lines in Ghana increase to 4,352,721 lines, representing 20.47% at the end of December, 2012. The lines increase from 21,265,706 in January 2012 to December last year.
These are contributions from Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel, Glo and Expresso.
MTN had a marginal increase and maintained its position as the market leader with a subscriber base of 11,734,500 representing 46% of total market share.

Vodafone’s subscriber base increased to 5,259,487 which represent 21 % of total market share.


Tigo had a marginal subscriber base increase, closing at 3,698,409 which represent 14% of the market while Airtel increased its subscriber base to 3,192,154 representing 12% of the total market share.

GLO decreased its subscriber base; its current subscriber base of 1,568,014 represents 6% of the total market share.


Expresso though, decreased its subscriber base to 165,863, the 165,863 represents 1 % of the total market share.
The total penetration of telephone access lines, including fixed lines (25,903,408) stands at 105.05%. But total penetration for mobile lines (25,618,427) is 103.89% and 1.10% recorded for fixed lines (284,981) penetration. All these figures are compared to 24,658,823 Ghanaians.
At the end of the year 2012, the number of fixed lines in the country was 284,981 access lines, representing 1.10% of the total market share of 25,903,408 total access lines, while mobile lines command the lead with 98.89% market share.
However, fixed lines increased by 8,173 lines from January figures of 276,808 lines to 284,981 in December, last year.
Vodafone Ghana remains the major fixed line operator with the market share of 96.38% with 274,661 lines, as compared to total fixed lines of 284,981 in the Ghana. Airtel has just a few subscribers on its fixed line of 10,320, representing 3.62% of the total fixed lines. Total fixed lines at the end of last year were 284,981.
In terms of percentage growth from January 2012 till December 2012, MTN mobile lines went up by 1.14% from 10,249,528 to 11,734,500 at the end of December, last year. Vodafone had percentage growth of 1.21% by recording 4,340,905 in January to 5,259,487 at the end of the period.
Within the period, Tigo also recorded percentage growth of 0.98% from a figure of 3,766,538 in January 2012 to 3,698,409 in December, last year. The lines of Airtel increase from 2,725,128 mobile lines from to 3,192,154 recorded in December 2012. Its growth was 1.17%.
The lines of Expresso, the only CDMA network operator, went down during the period, recording a percentage growth of 0.90% from a figure of 183,607 at the end of January 2012 to 165,863 by ending December 2012.
Glo Mobile increased it lines at the end of December, last year from May figure of 468,508, which the company started operation to December 2012 figure of 1,568,014, representing 3.35% growth.
The percentage growth for fixed lines in the country as of December 2012 was 1.03%, from 276,808 at the end of January 2012 to 284,981 at the end of December, last year.
However, Airtel fixed lines percentage growth was 0.96%, from January 2012 of 10,763 to 10,320 in December 2012. Vodafone on the other hand had percentage growth of 1.03% from 266,045 lines to 274,661 lines in December 2012.

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