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Statistics on Ghana
Access to communication technologies per 1000 people
Mobile subscribers:63Internet Users:5.4Personal computers1.1
World Bank, Development Indicators 2009; ICT at a Glance 2008 * This has increased since then
Ghana - Internet and Broadband Market - Overview andStatistics
Ghana was among the first countries in Africa connected to the Internet and to introduce ADSLbroadband services. The sector is highly competitive with more than 140 licensed ISPs,although the bulk of the market is in the hands of only a few. Until recently, internet user penetration was below 10% of the population, mainly due to the poor condition of the nationalfixed-line network and the high cost of connectivity. However, developments are now speedingup following the introduction of wireless and 3G mobile and wireless broadband technologiessuch as HSPA, WiMAX and iBurst, and the arrival of three new international fibre linksbetween 2010 and 2012 which has ended the monopolistic pricing of international bandwidth.The re-privatised national carrier, Ghana Telecom has begun to be more effective in drivingthe broadband market by expanding its retail as well as wholesale offerings under the newVodafone banner.
The country is now served by four international submarine fibre optic cables, which is bringingdown prices for broadband internet access.
Companies covering major market !
Vodafone (Ghana Telecom); Expresso Telecom; Globacom; Network Computer Systems(NCS); InternetGhana; Africa Online; BusyInternet; Linkserve; IDN; Infinite Stream Ghana;Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG); Cactel Communications; Main One; O3b Networks;VoltaCom; Internet Solutions; Phase3 Telecom.