Airtel now has over 50 million customers in Africa. Great, this is coming after 17 months of acquiring Zain’s mobile operations in 16 African countries and added 14 million new mobile customers during this period.
According to airtel website:
airtel Africa has invested approximately USD 1billion in the network infrastructure during the current financial year and is launching the same technology currently being rolled out in Europe and the USA. The organization has already been awarded 12 3G licenses across its operations and recently launched the first 3G network in Congo B. Earlier this year; the company expanded its footprint by being granted a license to operate a GSM network in Rwanda.
In addition to building the necessary infrastructure, airtel has signed agreements with leading companies like Nokia, Samsung and Blackberry to provide devices that will enable consumers access the services effectively.
Get more here http://africa.airtel.com