COMPARE
COUNTRIES
Share this page
Social
Short URL
COUNTRY RANK
69 /79
SCORE
29 /120
STRENGTHS
Ghana ranks 71st in GCI 2019. This year it has shown continuing improvements in scores for 4G investment and mobile broadband penetration.

Internet user growth was for many years held back by the poor condition of the national fixed-line network and by the high cost of connectivity. Smartphone penetration continues to improve in the GCI 2019 assessment. Ghana is an early starter in GCI terms. As such, it should focus on building broadband infrastructure, expanding fast and reliable connectivity, and developing computer literacy. Apart from growing network coverage, it would also help to introduce more modern technologies such as 4G. Ghana could work with companies that possess the necessary capabilities and launch services in limited areas in the early stages.

Since the introduction of wireless and 3G mobile and wireless broadband technologies, the sector has developed rapidly. Businesses in Ghana currently spend huge sums of money on information systems technology and operations. Users’ experience with e-government and customer services have also improved over the years. Further investment in ICT infrastructure and services will allow companies in Ghana to gain a competitive advantage from digitalization and generate actionable insights to strengthen customer relationships and pursue new markets.
OPPORTUNITIES
Following a flood of tech investments on the continent, it is anticipated that IoT implementation will continue to grow in both scope and popularity in the future. Telecommunication companies in Ghana are already calling on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to work towards the acquisition of 5G spectrum so that Ghana can keep up with the evolving global Internet and data communications sector.
Compare Ghana's 2019 results with up to 3 other countries or years: Add another country
Share the results
Social
Short URL
Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
GH 2019
   ---  Average 2019
BROADBAND
45
0 30 120
CLOUD
45
0 30 120
AI
45
0 30 120
IOT
45
0 30 120
The Four Pillars
Up from last year
Down from last year
GH 2019
   ---  Average 2019
SUPPLY
45
0 30 120
DEMAND
45
0 30 120
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 120
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 120
The 40 Indicators
GH 2019
   ---  Average 2019
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Connections

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Security
Software
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
E-Commerce Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI-enabled
Robotics


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Secured
Internet
Servers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
E-Government
Services

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Analytics

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cybersecurity
Awareness


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Creation


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Expenditure

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT Influencing
New Business
Models
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
Powering Intelligent Connectivity with Global Collaboration
Mapping your transformation into a digital economy with GCI 2019.
Download now