News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1036 on 11 September 2020

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AMN set to up its low-cost rural base station portfolio to 5,000 sites with new investor and buys vendor Range Networks

11 September 2020

The low-cost rural operator space has grown but given the size of the opportunity it has been mighty slow. This week Russell Southwood spoke to Michael Darcy, CEO and Founder of AMN about its expansion plans and its purchase of equipment vendor Range Networks. The idea for setting up AMN came out of working for another company. Darcy took a job as CEO of K-Net in Ghana. The company had signed a universal agency contract before he had arrived for 10 rural GSM sites and part of the contract was to manage the sites. “I wanted to see the stats…