Airtel not planning African exit – report

Bharti Airtel insists it has no plans to exit Africa, despite holding exclusive talks with Orange over the sale of four of its units in the continent. Orange announced late on Monday it was in discussions to acquire subsidiaries in …

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Orange reveals MEA strategy, launches separate holding entity

Orange yesterday reaffirmed ambitions to grow its presence across Africa and the Middle East via acquisition, as the company established a separate holding company for its operations in the regions, effective from this month. The move, which has been mooted for over year, will …

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Bharti Airtel raises $1.3B from African tower sales

India’s Bharti Airtel today announced the sale of tower assets in five African countries for $1.3 billion, which it said will be used to reduce debt. The company also confirmed it is in the process of further divestment in six other …

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Jolla kicks off African Sailfish push

Jolla announced plans to “build a Sailfish OS ecosystem in Africa”, as part of its strategy to drive growth of the OS across emerging markets. The company is focusing its efforts on South Africa, creating a consortium (Sailfish Africa) with …

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Orange kicks off Africa Firefox OS rollout

Orange launched its first Firefox OS devices in Africa, with sales beginning in Senegal and Madagascar, as part of a strategy to drive mobile internet growth across Africa and the Middle East. According to a statement from Mozilla, the company …

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Airtel’s profit jumps 87% on strong data gains

India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel reported that its net income almost doubled for the fiscal year ending 31 March, maintaining the growth momentum from Q3 when its profit jumped 135 per cent. Its profit rose 87 per cent to …

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Rebound in India helps Airtel double net profit

A 62 per cent jump in mobile data revenue across all regions and a return to double-digit growth in its home market helped Bharti Airtel more than double its net profit last quarter. The company’s net income jumped 135 per …

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Facebook brings Internet.org app to Latin America

Facebook has chosen Colombia as the first Latin American market in which it offers its Internet.org app, providing a range of free basic online services to mobile users. Colombia is the fourth country in which Internet.org has been made available. …

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Airtel sells yet more towers in Zambia, Rwanda

Bharti Airtel agreed to sell 1,100 towers in Zambia and Rwanda to specialist player IHS Holding, as part of its move to divest its African infrastructure assets. Under the agreement, Airtel will lease the towers back for 10 years, after …

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