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10 Percent of Ghanaians Browse With Mobile Phones

April 29, 2014

Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh

A survey conducted by the National Communications Authority (NCA) has disclosed that 10% of mobile phone users in Ghana use their devices to browse the internet.

According to the report, 959 urban dwellers representing 13.9% browse on their mobile phones as against 366 rural people depicting 5.9%. Overall 1,325 mobile phone users in the country surf the internet. This represents the 10.1% of the total figure. These were contained in the NCA Cellular Mobile Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2012/13 released in Accra today.

The NCA which appointed Policy Focus to carry out the survey covered the whole nation. 13,800 respondents were interviewed in the survey.

The most popular activities that mobile phones are used for are ranked by order of importance.

(a) Making and/or receiving calls: This is the most popular activity for using the mobile

Phone as reported by over 97% of consumers nationwide.

(b) Sending and/or receiving emails: The next popular activity is reported by only about

16% of nationwide consumers.

(c) Internet browsing is popular in 10% of the nationwide consumers.

Popularity levels of most activities are about the same for urban and rural consumers except for internet browsing, which is found to be more than twice as popular among urban (14%) than rural group (6%).

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Source: AllAfrica

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