NCA Report Tigo, Airtel, Expresso drop in voice subscriptions; Glo sees big jump

The report, which highlights data trends which occurred in the telecommunication industry, said Glo increased in voice subscription by 16.99 percent. Telecom giants Vodafone Ghana and MTN saw a marginal increase in voice subscription by 0.32 percent and 2.14 percent respectively.

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Telecommunications companies Tigo, Airtel and Expresso have seen a drop in voice subscriptions, the latest report of the National Communications Authority for the month of February 2017 has said. Tigo dropped by 1.85 percent, Airtel by 0.60 percent and 24.88 percent.

The report, which highlights data trends which occurred in the telecommunication industry, said Glo increased in voice subscription by 16.99 percent. Telecom giants Vodafone Ghana and MTN saw a marginal increase in voice subscription by 0.32 percent and 2.14 percent respectively.

The report noted:

  • MTN’s mobile voice subscriptions for the period was 20,265,399 representing an increase of 2.14% from January 2017’s figure of 19,841,360. MTN’s market share for the month under review was 51.65%.

  • Vodafone’s mobile voice subscriptions increased from 8,401,072 as at the end of January 2017 to 8,428,088 as at the end of February 2017. This represents an increase of 0.32%. Vodafone’s market share for February 2017 was 21.48%.

  • Tigo’s voice subscriptions decreased from 5,257,424 as at the end of January 2017 to 5,160,279 as at the end of February 2017. This indicates a decrease of 1.85%. Their market share for the month under review was 13.15%

  • Airtel’s voice subscriptions decreased from 4,565,618 as at the end of January 2017 to 4,529,315 as at the end of February 2017. This represents a decrease of 0.80%. Their total market share for the month under review was 11.54%.

  • Glo’s voice subscriptions increased from 670,399 as at the end of January 2017 to 784,283 at the end of February 2017. This reflects an increase of 16.99% for the month. Their total market share for the month under review was 2.00%.

  • Expresso’s voice subscriber figures decreased from 88,993 as at the end of January 2017 to 66,852 as at the end of February 2017. This represents a decrease of 24.88%. Their total market share for the month under review was 0.17%.

According to the report, at the end of February 2017, the total number of mobile voice subscriptions was 39,234,216.

This represents a percentage increase of 1.05% from January 2017’s figure of 38,824,866. The total penetration rate for the month under review was 139.09%, the report said.

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