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Ghana Communication


Telephone, telegraph, radio, and television services are owned and operated by the government. In 2007, there were 375,500 mainline telephones and just over 7.6 million cellular phones in use.

The government-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corp. makes radio services available throughout the country in English and six other languages; an international radio service beams programs in English, French, and Hausa to all parts of Africa. An international telex system was inaugurated in 1962 and a government-owned television service was established in 1965. As of 2007, there were 86 FM and 3 short wave radio stations, and 7 television stations. In 2000 there were 710 radios and 118 televisions for every 1,000 people. Internet service was offered by 29 service providers in 2007, with 490,000 subscribers in 2006.


Telephones - main lines in use
376,500 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular
7.604 million (2007)

Telephone system
general assessment outdated and unreliable fixed-line infrastructure heavily concentrated in Accra; competition among multiple mobile-cellular providers has spurred growth with subscribership about 35 per 100 persons and rising
domestic primarily microwave radio relay; wireless local loop has been installed
international country code - 233; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fibre-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); microwave radio relay link to Panaftel system connects Ghana to its neighbours (2007)

Radio broadcast stations
AM 0, FM 86, shortwave 3 (2007)

Television broadcast stations
7 (2007)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
24,018 (2008)

Internet users
650,000 (2007)





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