Ghana: Mobile Data Subscription Drops

Despite a positive mobile phone report for the Ghanaian sector, where some 400,000 new subscribers signed up during February, the use of mobile data appears to be on the decline.

According to the National Communications Authority (NCA), “the number of mobile data subscription in Ghana reduced by 1,038 in February to 15.8 million.”The NCA listed the statistics for each company in an effort to bolster transparency for a sector many experts believe is poised to show massive growth.

The report stated that “MTN Ghana’s subscriptions decreased by 85,642 from January’s figure of 7.75 million to 7.66 million at the end of February. Tigo Ghana’s mobile data subscribers rose by 40,534 subscriptions to 2.30 million in February. Vodafone Ghana increased its mobile internet customers by 1,392 from January to 2.95 million in February.”

There were positives, however, with Airtel Ghana adding 50,753 subscriptions since January, closing February with 2.21 million. But subscribers declined overall for Glo, its mobile data subscriptions declined by 9,114 from January and it ended February 2015 with 643,557 subscriptions.