Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Rwanda’s newest cellular operator Airtel has agreed to a deal to acquire mobile tower infrastructure from bankrupt telco Rwandatel. Airtel paid RWF9.3 billion (USD15.5 million) for the assets, AllAfrica reports. Airtel launched commercial services earlier this month, joining incumbent operators MTN and Millicom (Tigo) in a market which served more than four million subscribers at the end of 2011.

- Etisalat Nigeria, the country’s fourth largest mobile operator by subscribers, plans to invest NGN30.6 billion (USD193.8 million) in the expansion of its wireless network