It looked like French mogul Vincent Bolloré had quit telecoms in Africa when Vivendi sold Maroc Telecom to Etisalat. But it seems that he has just shifted his focus to fibre networks and high-end, household fibre. Russell Southwood looks at what is known and what it might mean.
The international Pay TV content channels are slowly expanding what they are doing in Africa. The two most visible prongs of this engagement are an increasing level of both local and localized production and an expanded digital offer to ensure they get profile in Africa’s social media space. Russell Southwood talked to Pierre Branco, VP and General Manager, France, Portugal and Africa about what Turner has planned in these key areas.