Africa - Pan-African Operators - Overview & Statistics


Africa has poor fixed-line infrastructures and, as a result, has seen high growth in mobile usage. To meet the demand, local governments have had to encourage private investment and this has, in turn, attracted the attention of foreign investors. Initially this was from Europe with players such as Vodafone, France Telecom and Millicom. Recently, however, cash rich Middle Eastern companies have started buying substantial chunks of Africa’s telecommunications business. This report gives a brief overview of the operating environment within Africa, and describes the major pan-African players as they stand today, with historical financial and operating data. The history of these companies up to the present is described elsewhere. Companies that operate only within their own countries are described elsewhere in the relevant country reports.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Operating environment
    • 2.1 Deregulation and privatisation
    • 2.2 Mobile operations
  • 3. Major African-based players
    • 3.1 Econet Wireless Group
    • 3.2 MTN Group Limited
      • 3.2.1 Acquisition of Investcom in 2006
      • 3.2.2 Operating results – 2006
      • 3.2.3 Financial results – 2006
      • 3.2.4 Group structure
    • 3.3 Orascom Telecom Holding
      • 3.3.1 Operating results
      • 3.3.2 Financial results
      • 3.3.3 Parent company – Orascom Group
      • 3.3.4 Other operations
    • 3.4 Telkom South Africa Ltd
      • 3.4.1 Operating results – 2006
      • 3.4.2 Financial results – 2006
      • 3.4.3 Fixed-line network
      • 3.4.4 Satellite
      • 3.4.5 Submarine cable systems
    • 3.5 Vodacom Group
      • 3.5.1 Operating results – 2006
      • 3.5.2 Financial results – 2004
      • 3.5.3 Vodacom Group companies
      • 3.5.4 Smartphone (70% owned)
  • 4. Major off-shore players
    • 4.1 Celtel International
    • 4.2 Etisalat
    • 4.3 France Telecom/Orange
    • 4.4 Millicom International Cellular
  • 5. Related reports

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Last updated 9 Sep 2008
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Analyst: Peter Lange

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