In brief

8 September 2017

Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

Zimpost, Zimbabwe’s state-owned postal and courier company, has informed TechZim that it is in the process of implementing an MVNO project, and is awaiting only a licence from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). Zimpost expects to be the country’s first operational MVNO.


Airtel Kenya earned KES309.8 million (USD3.0 million) in revenue from leasing out its network to MVNOs in 2016, up from KES175.1 million in 2015 and KES60.0 million in 2014. Airtel currently hosts at least three MVNOs on its network, most notably Finserve Africa (Equitel), which claimed 1.727 million subscribers as of 31 March 2017.