Data And Voice Telcos In Ghana you should know

Businesses and individuals all over the world depend on voice calls and the internet for easy and effective communication.

Over the years, the involvement of technology in the evolution of communication globally has been very huge.

In Ghana particularly, there have been several changes in the communication space over the past few decades.

In this article, I shall introduce you to all Data and voice Telecommunications companies in Ghana – including their history and the services they provide.

MTN Ghana

MTN is Ghana’s leading telecommunication network with more than 70% of the market share presently.

MTN Ghana entered the shores of Ghana in 2006 after obtaining ownership of the then Areeba network operated by Scancom Ghana Limited.

 

MTN Ghana has been in Ghana for over 14 years, with over 3.75 million customers across the country.

MTN Ghana currently provides the following services in the Ghanaian market:

  • Mobile Money services
  • Mobile Internet Services
  • Fibre broadband services
  • Voice Calls
  • Short Messaging

MTN Ghana also operates with the following prefixes: 024,054,055 and 059.

Vodafone Ghana

Previously known as GT- One Touch, Vodafone Ghana is the second biggest Telecommunications company in Ghana.

The Telecom giant bought 70% shares in the then GT-One Touch to partner with the government of Ghana in managing the Ghana Telecommunications company thereby causing the rebranding of the company in 2009.

So Vodafone Ghana since its rebranding has been operational in Ghana over the past 11 years and more.

Vodafone currently operates with the following prefixes: 030,050,020.

Vodafone Ghana offers the following services to its Ghanaian customerbase:

  • Voice Calls
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol Calls
  • Dedicated Internet Service
  • Mobile Data Service
  • Fixed Broadband Service
  • Vodafone Cash Service
  • Vehicle Tracking Service
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AirtelTigo

Airtel Tigo is as a result of a major merger between two of Ghana’s finest Telecommunication companies whose performance was dwindling hence the need to join forces.

AirtelTigo was formed in 2017 after the merger between Tigo and Airtel to form a new and bigger brand.

Airtel, previously known as Zain Ghana was first launched in Ghana in the year 2008 by Zain Group limited with the first 3.5G internet speed ever experienced in Ghana.

Bharti Airtel, a leading Telecommunications network then came to Ghana in the year 2010 and merged with Zain to form a new brand known as Airtel.

Tigo, on the other hand, has been one of the longest-serving names in the Telecommunications industry of Ghana.

Tigo has been operational in Ghana for some 20 years.

Currently, the AirtelTigo network operates with the prefixes: 026,056,057 and 027.

Some of the services provided by AirtelTigo include:

  • Voice Call
  • Mobile Data Service
  • AirtelTigo Money

Glo Ghana

Glo is a leading African Telecommunications company headquartered in Nigeria.

Glo was first launched in Ghana in the year 2012 alongside very fast internet connectivity and the first fibre broadband service in Ghana.

Glo currently operates with the following prefix: 023.

Glo operates the following services:

  • Short Messaging Service
  • Voice Call Service
  • Toll-Free Service
  • Mobile Data Service

Busy Internet

Busy Internet Ghana is one of Ghana’s premier internet service providers in Ghana with over 14 years of existence in the industry.

Busy Internet comes with one of the fastest internet speeds ever experienced in Ghana.

Busy Ghana only provides internet service to businesses and individuals.

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Surfline Ghana

Surfline Ghana is a leading Internet Service providing telecommunications company in Ghana.

Launched in 2011, Surfline provides premium quality wireless broadband connectivity to Ghanaian internet users.

Surfline is the first Ghanaian Telecommunications company to launch the Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in the West African country.

Currently, Surfline provides mobile data services as well as fixed broadband installations.

Teledata ICT

Teledata ICT is Ghana’s topmost private internet service provider with over 16 years of experience in the business of internet service provision.

Launched in 2004, Teledata provides internet solutions to over 2,000 businesses and over 45,000 individual users.

Teledata has coverage in over 8 regions across the country.

Currently, Teledata ICT provides the following services:

  • Home Internet
  • Business Internet
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Fibre connectivity

Conclusion

Connectivity and communication is a big game in the business world now. Majority of human interactions these days take place via the internet and voice calls.

It is therefore important for us to understand the options available to us as far as connectivity and Telecommunication is concerned.

I believe that the list discussed in this article provides you with a fair knowledge of the various telecommunication networks available in Ghana and the services they provide.

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