||operated by Scancom Ghana Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Ebenezer Twum Asante -- Interview: Exclusive Interview with MTN Ghana, Ghana's Telecom Market Leader
Voice Subscriber base as of March 2015: 14.1 million
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 2.94 million
Market share (voice) as of March 2015: 45.60 per cent
Market share (data) as of July 2013: 48.3 per cent
Network codes: 024 and 054
MTN, which has over the past two years revised its tagline from 'everywhere you go,' 'welcome to a new world.' The revision is in line with the company's continuously revolving brand image, which keeps it in the minds of many Ghanaians.
It has being the market leader in Ghana's telecommunications industry after overtaking the then Ghana Telecom (Onetouch) in the early 2000s. The network is operated by Scancom Ghana Limited.
MTN Ghana has a range of products in the mobile telephony business, including operating a mobile phone money system.
The company's mobile money, the MTN Mobile Money, is also leading in this area terms of market share.
In August 2015, the company reported that transactions on the mobile money platform is now valued at GH¢18.5 million monthly. Customer registration on the platform has also risen to 4.8 million, who are being serviced by 19,500 merchants nationwide.
||operated by GT/Vodafone Ghana Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Haris Broumidis
Voice Subscriber base as of March 2015: 7.15 million
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 2.94 million
Market share (mobile) as of July 2013: 22.98 per cent
Market share (data) as of July 2013: 18.30 per cent
Network codes: 020 and 050
Vodafone operates in Ghana with the tagline 'power to you.' It is one of the two telecom operators that operates fixed lines in addition to the mobile and data telecom services. The company entered Ghana in mid-2008 after the successful acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in the defunct Ghana Telecom, which was then operating the Onetouch network.
Vodafone has since expanded its coverage and subscriber base and that has raised its fortunes over the years, helping it to gain the second largest market share in the industry.
Its mobile telephony services cover almost all spectrums of the sector, except mobile money, where it is now preparing to make a debut into later in 2015.
||operated by Milicom Ghana Limited
General Manager: Madam Roshi Motman
Voice Subscriber base as of March 2014: 4.31 million
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 2.45 million
Market share (mobile) as of March 2015: 13.85 per cent
Market share (data) as of March 2015: 15.22 per cent
Network codes: 027 and 057
tiGO operates in Ghana with the tagline 'smile, you've got tiGO.' It bought the defunct Buzz out of Ghana in the early 2000s and has since been aggressive in the expansion and growth of its services.
However, it was recently displayed by new entrant, Vodafone, as the second leader in the telecom industry.
In terms of data, tiGO is third to Airtel.
The network is into the provision of a variety of services, including mobile money where it has the second largest market share, coming after MTN.
Its version of the mobile money is called tiGO Cash. tiGO, however, does not operate fix lines.
||operated by Airtel Ghana Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Mrs Lucy Quist -- Interview: Airtel Ghana - At The Forefront of Ghana's Digital Innovation And Transformation
Voice Subscriber base as of March 2015: 3.86
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 2.25 million
Market share (mobile) as of March 2015: 12.40 per cent
Market share (data) as of March 2015: 14.03 per cent
Network code: 026
Airtel entered Ghana through the global acquisition of the defunct Zain by Bharti Airtel in 2009. Management of Airtel have since overturned the fortunes of Zain and that has helped to raise its subscriber base to the current level.
The network operates under the tagline 'feel free.'
The network's services are p varied end flexible but mostly targeted at the youth.
It is third in terms of data, coming after MTN and Vodafone but fourth in voice category. It is one of the two companies that operate fix lines.
The company also operates mobile money, which t names Airtel Money. Its services have won it several awards, both locally an internationally.
||operated by Glo Mobile Ghana Limited
Chief Operating Officer: Mr Akeem Kazeem
Mobile Subscriber base as of March 2015: 1.48 million
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 629,968
Market share (voice) as of March 2015: 4.76 per cent
Market share (data) as of March 2015: 3.91 per cent
Network code: 023
Glo, a Nigerian-based telecom company, operates in Ghana with the tagline 'rule your world'. The company entered the industry in 2012 and has since been aggressive in service delivery and product innovation.
That aggression has won it several customers over the period but not enough to displace one of the major players in the industry. It, however, overtook Expresso in voice subscriber base. Glo Ghana touts itself as the operator with the most reliable voice service and high speed Internet.
It does not operate a mobile money service.
||operated by Expresso Ghana Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey
Mobile Subscriber base as of March 2015: 126,202
Data subscriber use as of March 2015: 39,571
Market share (mobile) as of March 2015: 0.41 per cent
Market share (data) as of March 2015: 0.25 per cent
Network code: 023
Expresso traces its roots in Ghana to the defunct Celltel, which commenced operations in the country in the mid-1990s. It has since gone through many acquisitions and mergers, the latest being the consummation of the then Kasapa and the rebranding of the network into the present day Expresso in July 2008.
The network currently operates with the tagline 'dare to dream.' Its concentration has been more on data than on voice, according to its former CEO.
Expresso does not operate fix lines nor runs a mobile money service.
||operated by Surfline Ghana
Chief Executive Officer: Dr Yaw Akoto
There is currently no industry data on Surfline's operations.
The company is founded by Mr John E. Taylor, a business tycoon with interests across a range of sectors in the country.
It is the only Ghanaian-owned operator in the country's profitable telecom industry.
The company entered the market in 2011 and subsequently became the first to deplore fourth-generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) network across the country.
Currently, few operators in Africa operate with 4G LTE and Surfline is hopeful of making a meaningful impact in that segment of the business.
The terms of the company's license, received in 2011, mandates the company to expand its services to cover at least 50 per cent of the country within five years. It is, however, hopeful of expediting action to meet that target before the agreed date.