One of our most mature markets, Ghana already boasts 55% mobile penetration of its 30 million population, as well as regionally high smartphone ownership driving increased demand for mobile data.
Between 2012 and 2018 Ghana saw mobile subscription CAGR of 7.0%, with independent forecasts suggesting this will ease to 2.3% CAGR to 2024.
Network expansion is supported by governmentled initiatives such as the rural telephony project, designed to accelerate mobile penetration in the country and should, in turn, drive organic growth for our business.
The merger of Airtel and Tigo in 2017 has resulted in some network consolidation. Longer-term, the merger is expected to catalyse network investment by all operators as competition intensifies, creating further growth opportunities for our business.
The market now supports three main mobile players, with the other two being MTN and Vodafone, both of whom have received 4G licences to drive network investment in new PoS.
Helios Towers is one of two independent players in the competitive towerco market, following this year’s merger of American Tower and Eaton Towers, with 21% market share. We entered the market in 2010 with the acquisition of Millicom’s sites and have been adding meaningful volumes of build-to-suit sites in the last few years. Helios Towers’ sites are well positioned with 79% in urban areas and 59% uniquely positioned.
HT H1 2020 KPIs
970 sites 1,905 Tenants 1.96x Tenancy Ratio
|Philippe Loridon||CEO East & West Africa|
|Fritz Dzeklo||Managing Director|
|David Dzigba||Finance Director|
|Barbara Martinson||Head of Legal and Regulatory|
|Eugenia Boafo||Head of Human Resources|
|Anita Sackey-Clarke||Project Director|
|Benedictus Nuworbor||Network Operations Director|
|Joyce Aba Mensah||Head of Performance Engineering|