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Ghana

Ghana Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average cost of local call 0.03 2001 76th out of 104
Broadcast media state-owned TV station, 2 state-owned radio networks; several privately owned TV stations and a large number of privately owned radio stations; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are accessible; several cable and satellite TV subscription services are obtainable 2007
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 13.86 1998 65th out of 87
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 143.08 per 1,000 people 2005 110th out of 140
Households with television 26% 2003 46th out of 52
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 309.36 million min. 2003 52nd out of 109
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 0.089 2005 98th out of 114
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 64,436 2012 109th out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 2.54 2012 147th out of 188
Internet > Hosts per 1000 1.04 2008 122nd out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 13.17 2014 178th out of 233
Internet > ISP 12 2000 59th out of 161
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 168.2 Mbps 2005 47th out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 7.61 Mbps per 1 million peop 2005 66th out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 7.87 Mbps 2005 66th out of 87
Internet > Internet Service Providers 12 2003 79th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 17.1% 2013 147th out of 209
Internet > Internet users 4.22 million 2013 69th out of 209
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 17.11 2012 140th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 167.36 2013 144th out of 205
Internet > Percent using internet 17.11% 2012 139th out of 200
Internet > TLD .gh 2008
Internet > Top level domain .gh 2013
Internet > Users 650,000 2007 85th out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 28.35 per 1,000 people 2007 129th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 28.86 2007 127th out of 149
Internet hosts 2012 92nd out of 231
Internet users 1.3 million 2009 91st out of 206
Internet users > Per 100 people 4.27 2008 147th out of 186
Mobile phone subscribers 2.84 million 2005 69th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 128.54 per 1,000 people 2005 118th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 132.92 2005 115th out of 167
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Ghana News Agency - state-run

GhanaWeb - news/information portal

2013
Newspapers > List of newspapers

The Ghanaian Chronicle - private daily

Daily Graphic - state-owned

Daily Guide - private


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2013
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 13.68 per 1,000 people 1998 67th out of 89
Personal computers 112,000 2004 109th out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 5.17 per 1,000 people 2004 138th out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 5.38 2004 137th out of 153
Radio > List of radio stations

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) - state-run, operates Radio 1 in English and Ghanaian vernaculars, commercial service Radio 2 and local services including Accra's Uniiq FM

Adom FM - private

Peace FM - private


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2013
Radio broadcast stations AM 0, FM 86, shortwave 3 2007
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.237 per capita 1997 115th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 250.45 1997 109th out of 179
Radios per 1000 615.71 2003 48th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 1.12 2012 172nd out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 1,009.93 2012 104th out of 197
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 25.62 million 2012 41st out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 100.28 2012 108th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,009.93 2012 106th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 284,981 2012 117th out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 11.23 2012 173th out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.39$ 2004 107th out of 111
Telephone mainlines per 1000 15.04 2005 118th out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment primarily microwave radio relay; wireless local loop has been installed; outdated and unreliable fixed-line infrastructure heavily concentrated in Accra 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 233; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC, Main One, and GLO-1 fiber-optic submarine cables that provide connectivity to South Africa, Europe, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); microwave radio relay link to Panaftel system connects Ghana to its neighbors 2009
Telephones > Main lines in use 284,700 2011 117th out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 16.42 per 1,000 people 2007 104th out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 11.29 2009 164th out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 21.17 million 2011 43th out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 331.6 per 1,000 people 2007 116th out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 637.74 2009 120th out of 187
Television > List of TV stations

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) - state-run, operates Ghana TV (GTV) and digital networks, including news channel GBC 24

Metro TV - jointly owned by government and private company

TV3 - private


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2013
Television broadcast stations 7 2007 6th out of 16
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 0.305 per 1 million people 2007 14th out of 16
Television receivers 1.73 million 1997 64th out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 93.08 per 1,000 people 1997 104th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 98.47 1997 101st out of 176
Televisions 1.9 million 2003 63th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 93.59 2003 116th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013); International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunications Union; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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