Ghana

Our Ghana operation has been in existence since 1995, operating under the name of Celltel; it was the second mobile operator in the country at the time.  In 1998, Hutchison Telecom then acquired 80% of the company, improving the analogue infrastructure that was in place at that time. 

In January 2003, the company was re-branded to Kasapa Telecom, the only locally branded telecoms operator in the country, with 9,000 subscribers.

Kasapa experienced significant growth and in September 2005, the company made a switch from an analogue network to a CDMA network to further strengthen its market position.

In July 2008, Expresso Telecom acquired 100% of the company.  After the acquisition, the company has been working on many strategic initiatives and, more recently, an operational transformation project and network expansion programme has seen the company increase its coverage from 40% to nationwide coverage.

Following on from the network expansion and upgrade, in November 2010 the company successfully re-branded into Expresso, now providing unrivalled high-quality voice and data services to customers across various market segments. 

Our aim is to attract the people of Ghana to our network and significantly increase our market share by providing the best products and services, and exceptional customer service.

Ghana
Capital Accra
Population circa 24 million
Ownership 100%
Year of acquisition 2008
Brand name Expresso
CEO El Amir Ahmed El Amir Yousif