Atmosphere Of Excitement Building Around The Mobile MarketApril 2009 | Industry News
Zimbabwe's mobile market continues to grow as African mobile colossus, MTN, unequivocally declared its interest, as reported by Business Day. In an unusual move for the South Africa-based company, it has declared its firm intension to move on Zimbabwe before a distinct plan is in place. According to an MTN spokesperson, there is some possibility of bidding for a possible new licence, although the government's plans are not entirely clear yet. Another option for MTN could be through the privatisation of government-owned NetOne, but at present the company's preferred target appears to be acquiring control of mobile operator Telecel from Orascom subsidiary Telecel Globe.
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