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Bharti Airtel plans to go to South Africa, Cameroon in 2012- Report
TT Correspondent |  |  03 Jan 2012

Bharti Airtel, India’s one of the major telecom service providers with operations in 19 countries in Asia and Africa is mulling expansion of its network in two more countries in the black continent. These countries are South Africa and Cameroon.

Despite incurring losses primarily because of its network expansion in Africa, roll-out of 3G services and tariff war in overcrowded telecom sector in India, its expansion plans in Africa may continue to unfold in 2012, according to media reports appearing in Africa.

The saturated markets in developed and economies particularly in Asia has forced many global players to look to Africa which still offers opportunities for mobile penetration. Other major players who are also offering services in the continent are Vodafone, MTN and Orange. It is believed that competition will get stiffer in 2012.

Currently Airtel offers services in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Niger, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. By adding South Africa and Cameroon, two of Africa’s fastest growing mobile economies to the list, Airtel aims to strengthen its position in Africa.

    
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03 Jan 2012(IST)  
Comment
obviously, when you have failed in your own country, you will go somewhere else.
Posted By :- suresh
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business requires a lot of courage; i will like to be your worker when you finally arrive cameroon
Posted By :- RENE BAWE
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great news, what a big opportunity for Cameroonians and great way for them to be connected to the rest of the world, hope this will provide jobs for us(me)when it is done
Posted By :- Philomena
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