This chapter includes the following articles.
Dynamic and competitive, Ghana’s telecoms sector is one of the brightest spots in an economy that has had a bumpy ride over the past two years. Demand for mobile services in particular is resilient and rising. As of June 2015, Ghana had a total of 32.36m mobile subscribers, indicating theoretical market penetration of 119.41%. The market is appealing, as evidenced by the strong international presence and competition. In IT, the government, international institutions and the private sector are increasingly convinced of the market’s potential, and the importance of the ICT sector in broader social and economic development. However, more investment in infrastructure, products, and services is needed to capitalise on this potential, with many residents, businesses and parts of the government still lagging behind in technology adoption.
This chapter contains an interview with Jonathan Tawiah, Managing Director, Ostec.