Tag Archives: Africell

Africell plans to expand network in DRC

Africell has confirmed plans for an ambitious expansion of its network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Agence Ecofin reported that the firm, which is headquartered in the UK, plans to double the size of its network footprint in the market, quoting Chief Investment Officer Ian Paterson as saying that it would constitute a [...]

MFS Africa collaborates with Afrimoney in Sierra Leone

MFS Africa describes itself as Africas largest payment gateway. The company has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell. The goal will be to enable mobile money users in the country to receive payments from abroad smoothly and affordably. As explained by MFS, [...]

Africell to deploy 5G network with Nokia in Angola

Africell picked Nokia as the supplier of the network equipment for a planned entry into Angola in H2 being made to broaden its footprint across the African continent. The collaboration between Africell and Nokia will provide it with the latest cloud technologies, deliver cost-efficiency through shared infrastructure and enable it to provide highly differentiated products [...]

Africell secures Angolan telco licence

Africell has just finalised the deal to secure a mobile telecommunications operators licence in Angola. Africell will join three other operators; Movicel, Unitel and state-owned Angola Telecom. Angola is amongst the most attractive investment destinations in sub-Saharan Africa, Africells CEO and Chairman Ziad Dalloul said in a statement. So we see this as the logical [...]

Africell becomes Angola’s fourth mobile operator

The telecom company Africell has been awarded with Angolas fourth mobile operator. The Lebanese company was the only company to pass to the second stage of the bidding process.  After a lengthy analysis process and financial aspects of the bid, the Evaluation Committee concluded with Africells proposal in a satisfactory manner to the requirements of [...]

Africell secures mobile operator license in Angola

The Angolan government has granted Lebanese owned Africell the mobile operator license in the country. Africell is already operating in four African countries Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Angola’s mobile phone market, with almost 14 million users, is currently controlled by two privately held companies — Unitel and Movicel. A third [...]

Africell expected to be the fourth telecommunication operator in Angola

Africell has been selected by the Angolan government to present a bid for licence to become the countrys fourth telecommunications operator. The applications process started on 30 September 2019 and ended on 22 January 2020, and three companies South Africas MTN, Africell Holding of Lebanon and Angolas BAI Investimentos, purchased the tender documents, but [...]

Africell unveils 3G smart feature phone by KaiOS

Africell, Africa’s largest telecom operator, today announced the launch of its first 3G smart phone, afriphone, powered by KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smartphones. This new device will be the first device powered by KaiOS in The Gambia and Sierra Leone. It will also be available in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of [...]