Telecoms – In Brief
- The number of fixed and mobile telephone subscribers in Nigeria increased to over 113.195 million at 31 December 2012 from 107.367 million three months earlier and 95.886 million at the end of 2011, according to the latest statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
- According to Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA), the country’s total wireless subscriber base stood at 25.6 million at the end of 2012, up 21% year-on-year. In terms of operators, MTN heads the pack with 11.7 million subscribers, corresponding to a market share of 46% – more than double Vodafone’s 5.3 million subscriber base, which accounts for 21% of the market. In third place is Tigo with 3.7 million subscribers and a 14% share, just ahead of Airtel with 3.2 million (12%). Bringing up the rear are Glo and Expresso with 6% and 1% respectively. In the fixed line sector, Ghana had 284,981 fixed lines at 31 December 2012, with 274,661 belonging to Vodafone and the remainder attributed to Airtel.