Africell plans expansion in Africa

Telecom group aims to enter two new markets in next two years
Africell has already deployed 3G services in Sierra Leone. (photo: worldonpostcards)
Africell has already deployed 3G services in Sierra Leone. (photo: worldonpostcards)


Africell Holding, a telecom group that is owned by Lebanese holding company Lintel, is looking to expand into a minimum of two new countries during the next two years.

Africell currently has three mobile operations in Gambia, Sierra Leone and DRC and a combined active subscriber base of over 5.4 million.

Africell expects to increase its subscriber base across these three operations to 7 million by the end of the year, and aims to reach 10 million active subscribers by 2014, the company said in a statement. Africell said that by expanding into two new countries, it would be able to expand its subscriber base to 15 million.

Africell's mobile subsidiaries are Africell Gambia, Africell Sierra Leone and Africell DRC. The company confirmed that while its operations in Gambia and Sierra Leone have already launched 3G services,  Africell DRC is due to complete its 3G deployment before the end of 2013.

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