Africell wins mobile telecommunication operator licence in Angola

ANGOLA – Africell Holding. Africa-focused mobile network operator, has secured a mobile telecommunications operator’s licence in Angola, joining three other operators Movicel, Unitel and Angola Telecom which are already serving the country.

Africell is a holding company of telecommunications operations with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with operations in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia, and Sierra Leone.

In 2018, the company secured a US$100 million loan from the U.S. Development Finance Corporation to fund an expansion strategy that included growing mobile payments and micro-finance offerings, alongside upgrading its 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

“In 2018, the company secured a US$100 million loan from the U.S. Development Finance Corporation to fund an expansion strategy that included growing mobile payments and micro-finance offerings”

Africell said it planned to invest in infrastructure and services during the first phase of its rollout in Angola, with operations expected to create about 6,500 jobs over the next five years.

Africell is one of the fastest-growing mobile telecommunications operators in Africa today.

 With a total of more than 12 million active subscribers, Africell continues to expand their service portfolio by offering voice, 3G and 4G services with a multitude of technology-enabled value-added services (VAS), mobile money, micro insurance, and microcredit services, with a plan to introduce new services in affordable solar power solutions.

The company was established in Gambia in 2001 and its core strategy is to “connect and empower local communities”.

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