MTN Ghana has officially implemented updated tariffs, effective November 28, 2023, as communicated in the November 28 edition of the Daily Graphic newspaper. Contrary to initial indications of increased operational costs, MTN clarified that regulatory requirements prompted these tariff adjustments.
The price increases extend to calls, SMS, data, and other services offered by the telecommunications giant. For instance, the 4.3-gigabyte Turbonet fixed bundle is now priced at GHS43, the 91-gigabyte bundle at GH₵253, and the 350-gigabyte bundle at GH₵516.
MTN’s Broadband Special Bundles have also seen upward revisions. A fee of GH₵150 now grants access to a 39-gigabyte bundle, while GH₵300 provides a 195-gigabyte bundle.
These adjustments align with MTN’s commitment to comply with regulatory requirements, following its designation as a Dominant/Significant Market Power (SMP) in Voice, Data, and SMS markets by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in June 2020.
Despite being the sole profitable telecom company in Ghana, with a Q3 2023 profit after tax of GH¢2.8 billion, representing a 32.0% YoY increase, MTN has experienced a 9.3% YoY decrease in its subscriber base to 25.8 million. This decline is attributed to the ongoing impact of the NCA’s directive on SIM disconnections.