Regional Market Overview

Africa delivered a strong performance in 2016, serving some 25.4 million customers. We stayed focused on improving the all-round performance of our operations there, growing service revenue by 14%, expanding EBITDA margins, controlling capital expenditure and delivering positive operating cash flow. Data revenues and usage have undergone a sharp upturn, with 1.4 million mobile data users added during the year bringing the total to 6.9 million. Our burgeoning B2B service saw 40% growth year on year in 2016, whilst our MFS increased subscriber numbers by 18.4%
Tanzania is our biggest market. There, we have 11.7 million customers and were the first operator to provide a 4G network in every region. Chad reported revenue growth of 10.1% year on year, with a subscriber base of more than three million. Revenue great 12% in our other markets – Rwanda, Ghana and Senegal. In February 2017, we announced an agreement for the sale of our Senegal operations. Mohamed Dabbour is Executive Vice President for Africa


>See the Annual Report 2016