Ghana: the most competitive tower market in Africa
Guest columnist Kenechi Okeleke finds competition among operators driving strong towerco performance in Ghana
Ghana’s towers market is arguably the most competitive in Africa considering the number of active wireless communication service providers and independent tower management firms.
Ghana has six mobile operators and many more wireless broadband providers, while three of the four biggest independent tower management firms in Africa operate in the country. These are Helios Towers Africa, American Tower Corporation (ATC) and Eaton Towers. Although the last major tower deal was in 2010, the telecoms market dynamics suggest that tower outsourcing will remain a key part of operators’ strategies and the next major deal may not be too far off.