Unitel linked with Telkom Kenya deal

11 Jul 2014

Angolan mobile operator Unitel has been named by TMT Finance as a possible bidder for Telkom Kenya. Unitel, which currently boasts subsidiaries in fellow Portuguese-speaking countries Cape Verde and Sao Tome & Principe. If the rumour proves to be be true, Unitel is likely to go up against a number of international players for control of the full-service telco. Parties previously linked with Telkom Kenya, which is 70%-owned by France’s Orange Group, include Viettel Group of Vietnam, South Africa’s MTN Group and MegaTech Engineering of Nigeria.

Kenya, Telkom Kenya (Orange Kenya), Unitel (Angola), Unitel International Holdings (Isabel dos Santos),

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