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Africell launches mobile services in Angola

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 07 April 22

The move will see the US-backed company become the African nation’s third mobile player, breaking up the duopoly of Unitel and Movicel

Africell has launched commercial mobile services in Angola, having won the licence roughly 14 months ago. For decades, the Angolan mobile market has been served by just two players, Unitel and Movicel. Discussions surrounding the introduction of a new competitor have been underway for years, but it was not until 2019, alongside a wider government Program for Integral and Partial Privatization of Public Enterprises (PROPRIV), that plans to auction a third telecoms licence began…

Africell has launched commercial mobile services in Angola, having won the licence roughly 14 months ago. For decades, the Angolan mobile market has been served by just two players, Unitel and Movicel. Discussions surrounding the introduction of a new competitor have been underway for years, but it was not until 2019, alongside a wider government Program for Integral and Partial Privatization of Public Enterprises (PROPRIV), that plans to auction a third telecoms licence began…

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