Saturday, 20 April

2022: 16.99m people used internet in Ghana

People browsing at the internet cafe

There were 16.99 million internet users in Ghana as of January 2022, a Meltwater report says.

Ghana’s internet penetration rate stood at 53.0 per cent of the total population at the start of 2022.

Kepios analysis indicates that internet users in Ghana increased by 350 thousand (+2.1 per cent) between 2021 and 2022.

The report said these user figures reveal that 15.07 million people in Ghana did not use the internet at the start of 2022, meaning that 47.0 per cent of the population remained offline at the beginning of the year.

However, issues relating to COVID-19 continue to impact research into internet adoption, so actual internet user figures may be higher than these published numbers suggest, the report pointed out.

In terms of internet connection speed for the same period, the report said data published by Ookla indicate that internet users in Ghana could have expected the following internet connection speeds at the start of 2022:

• Median mobile internet connection speed via cellular networks: 8.09 Mbps.

• Median fixed internet connection speed: 26.93 Mbps.

Ookla’s data reveals that the median mobile internet connection speed in Ghana decreased by 0.43 Mbps (-5.0 per cent) in the twelve months to the start of 2022.

Meanwhile, Ookla’s data shows that fixed internet connection speeds in Ghana increased by 6.79 Mbps (+33.7 per cent) during the same period.