South Africa

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  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2011/02/09

Back to the basics...what operators look out for 

Telco-Tracker Issue 6 looks at what persuades telecom operators to invest in certain countries and not in others. It also summarises recent events in African telecoms.
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The factors operators consider before deciding which telecoms markets to invest in are:

 

  • the number of existing operators
  • the country’s level of electrification
  • taxes
  • regulation
  • the level of literacy.

 

Zain Group is disinvesting from Africa while Bharti Airtel is moving in. The newsletter explains why, and summarises other international developments in the African telecoms market.