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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

Assessing 3G Technology Deployment in the Telecommunication Industry in Ghana: an application of Porter’s Five-Forces Competitive Framework

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Author Daniel Opoku, Isaac Nyarko Adu, Godfred Yaw Koi-Akrofi
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 317-327
Volume No. 7
Issue No. 7
Issue Date August 1, 2016
Publishing Date August 1, 2016
Keywords Technology deployment, 3G technology, network operators, 3G mobile services, technology adoption, porter’s model.


Using Porter’s five- Forces Competitive Framework, this study sought to ascertain the factors influencing 3G technology deployment in the telecommunication industry in Ghana. The study employed a multiple case study design. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the respondents. Structured and unstructured interview guides were used for data collection. Data was analysed using the thematic analysis techniques. It was found that suppliers’ power, customers’ power, new entrants, competition within the industry and the threat of substitutes products were seen to have a major influence on Ghana’s network operators 3G deployments. The originality of the study stems from the application of Porter’s Model to investigate 3G deployment in an emerging economy like Ghana.

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