With its 75% acquisition of Ghana’s Second National Operator (SNO) – Western Telesystems Limited [WESTEL] from the government of Ghana for US$120 million, Celtel now has an operation in Ghana. Celtel International is the African arm of Zain.

According to Zain’s website:

[...] Zain (formerly MTC Group) acquired African mobile telecoms leader Celtel International B.V in May 2005 for US$3.36 billion, underscoring MTC’s ambition to become an international telecommunications services provider.[...]

[...]As a leading mobile operator in sub-Saharan Africa, Celtel operates in 14 countries serving more than 21.006 million customers – as of June 30, 2007. The countries in which Celtel offers telecommunications services are – Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.[...]

MTN entered Ghana in a similar fashion following its acquisition of Investcom (elsewhile owners of Areeba Ghana). One can only wait to see the manner of competition Celtel will bring to the table since they already have a vast experience spanning several years of operating in the African mobile telecom terrain including in more complex markets like Nigeria.

Other cellular networks in Ghana include  Onetouch (powered by Ghana Telecom), Kasapa and Tigo.

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2 Comments

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