Telecoms – In brief

Telecoms

The government of Mozambique is having to recapitalise the struggling state-owned mobile operator mCel to keep the business afloat. Local newspaper Noticias reports that mCel is ‘currently experiencing some financial difficulties’ and the government will ‘trigger funding mechanisms for [its] recapitalisation’. There has been some speculation that the government could sell off its interest in the country’s wireless market leader, which is owned via national fixed network operator Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM), though the state says that this will be a ‘last resort’.