Wednesday, 17 October 2012

September 2012 African Telecoms Investment

September was a relatively quiet month in African telecoms, with only $377Mn of new infrastructure investments announced. That said, September tends to be a little quiet - only $134Mn was announced in the same month of last year.
Major items of note were Monaco Telecom being unexpectedly awarded the 3rd mobile operating license to be issued in Mali and Egypt's Mobilnil receiving a $450Mn capital injection to pay down debt and provide around $100Mn of new infrastructure.

At the other end of the scale, the US Trade and Development Agency are spending $80,000 to investigate the market for 2 IP exchange points in Libya, a precursor to a restarting of the wholesale telecoms market in the country.

That's about it. Let's hope for a more interesting October!

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