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Duncan McLeod
Moment of reckoning for Cell C

Cell C’s future will be decided by this time next week. That’s when the mobile operator must complete a planned restructuring in terms of which Blue Label Telecoms will take a 45% stake in the debt-laded mobile operator. But there’s now

Orange seeking Africa acquisitions

Orange is seeking deals in Africa as France’s biggest wireless carrier targets the continent as a source of additional revenue growth, according to a company official. “We are looking for acquisition opportunities in

India’s Airtel to sell some African ops

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile phone operator, is considering mergers or stake sales at some of its Africa operations as it looks to cut debt and make its biggest overseas acquisition profitable. The moves would pare the size of operations

Data centres take off in Africa

Data centres are suddenly de rigueur in Africa, with new facilities being deployed across the continent as telecommunications operators and independent infrastructure providers build facilities to cater for rapidly expanding demand from African consumers

Africa’s mobile race is far from over

Inside a packed Vodafone Group store in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, a group of the city’s tech-savvy students wait in line for wireless modems they hope will transform their ability to surf the Internet. They don’t even

Ugandan market overtraded, MTN says

Uganda may be poised to lose some of its mobile phone companies due to a “highly saturated” voice market that’s causing some operators to halt investment, according to the country’s industry leader

IHS wins Airtel tower deal

Fast-growing African-focused tower operator IHS Holding has won another deal to operate towers on behalf of a mobile operator, this time involving 1 100 sites from Bharti Airtel in Zambia and Rwanda. The latest deal expands IHS’s tower footprint in Africa to 21 000. Operators typically sell

Eaton snaps up Airtel towers

In another major cellular tower deal in Africa, Eaton Towers has acquired 3 500 base stations in six countries belonging to Indian-headquartered mobile network operator Bharti Airtel. In terms of the deal, Airtel will have a 10-year lease contract on the towers. Eaton already owns

MTN said to be eyeing Tata Teleservices

MTN may be in talks to buy a stake in giant Indian telecommunications operator Tata Teleservices and its associated business Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra). The Hindustan Times quotes unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions as confirming talks are underway. “It is too early to comment on the level of discussions

MTN, Airtel partner on money service

South Africa’s MTN Group and India’s Bharti Airtel have reached an agreement to launch cross-border remittance services between Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso for the telecommunications operators’ Mobile Money customers on either side of the border

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