Strive Masiyiwa, CEO of Econet Wireless Intl [ Econet is locked in dispute with Zain] said that it will be difficult to replicate the Indian wireless industry model of network outsourcing, minute factory, and infrastructure sharing in Africa. In the past African operators were approached with the network outsourcing model as these offers have been ignored by most African operators as they believe that these contracts do not make commercial sense in the African context. Continue reading Minute Factory Model hard to replicate in Africa – Econet CEO
HSBC Global hosted a Con Call with Terry Rhodes, co-founder of Celtel International acquired by Zain. Mr. Rhodes was of the following opinion
On Diversity and Cultural spread in Africa,
As Africa consists of 53 countries, to operate successfully it is important to understand the dynamics of each country, including differences in culture, language and especially regulations. Bharti would do well to put in place as few expatriates as possible and have most of its top management from Africa.
If you have been tracking corporate India’s moves in the past 18 months [Tata Corus + Jaguar, Hindalco Novellis, etc] our businessmen are in a hurry to fulfill their global ambitions. Bharti Airtel‘s Mittal is also running on a similar track and this I believe is going to be really big – SingTel will be the silent beneficiary 🙂
Bharti Airtel management hosted the first management call after they bid for the Zain’s African Operations. Here are the key takeaways from the call, Continue reading Cash from Inclusive Growth for Global Ambitions – Bharti Airtel