Ghana ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Ghana 2017

With mobile internet growing strongly and the government committed to extensive ICT development, Ghana’s IT sector is gaining momentum. Demand for tech services and products is rising from private and public sector bodies, as well as individuals, and the rollout of new in-country cable networks and nascent 4G is boosting connectivity. These factors, as well as Ghana’s competitive advantages as...

The Ghanaian economy is well positioned to accelerate growth, with several key factors likely to encourage expansion in the coming years.

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Ghana has stepped up efforts to bolster its fast-growing ICT sector with the signing of a new deal strengthening cybersecurity protections.

 

With mobile internet growing strongly and the government committed to extensive ICT development, Ghana’s IT sector is gaining momentum. Demand for tech services and products is rising from private and public sector bodies, as well as individuals, and the rollout of new in-country cable networks and nascent 4G is boosting connectivity. These...

 

As Ghana’s mobile telecoms market matures and incomes in the country rise, its telecoms companies are increasingly looking to boost mobile data volumes – a lucrative part of the market that is growing at double-digit rates. Data services could help bolster average revenue per user at a time when margins are under pressure from rising costs and...

 

Long one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic parts of the economy, Ghana’s telecoms sector is undergoing a transition towards increased data activity. Rising costs in the 27.9m-person country have forced operators to raise tariffs and intensify their efforts to develop growing streams of revenue, particularly data-intensive services. As...

 

An open economy, growing use of technology, political stability and location make Ghana a favourable centre for ICT development. For some time the country was not fully capitalising on these qualities, but recently its reputation as a start-up centre has risen.

 

What can be done to improve access to broadband networks and ICT, and to what extent are private sector players involved in developments?