This is how Bandwidth Cost has Decreased over the Years in Ghana

Ghana’s rapid progress in recent years is testament to the power of increased competition coupled with open access policies.

Prior to 2010, nearly all of Ghana’s international bandwidth was provided by one submarine fibre optic cable, SAT31. Between 2010 and 2013, four fibre optic submarine cables were landed in Ghana, boosting the amount of international bandwidth from 320 Gigabytes to over 12 Terabytes. The arrival of operators Main One, Glo-1, WACS and ACE, unleashed significant competition for international bandwidth and a dramatic fall in the wholesale cost of capacity.

Below are variations in the cost of 2MB bandwidth over the years:

2007 – about $10,000 per month

2008 – $7,500 per month

2009 – $4,500 per month

2010 – $4,000 per month

2011 – $2,000 per month

2012/2013 – $1,500 per month

Currently – $1,200 per month.

The above costs are still expensive as compared to the 2012 statistics in Mauritius at $23.00 and $78.00 unlimited volume usage for residential and home usage purposes.

Source: excerpts from AI report 2013


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