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Bharti Airtel consolidating its position in Kenya’s mobile market

January 30, 2019  | Subscribers Only

Bashir Ali Bashir Ali Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms, IHS Markit

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On 15 January 2019, it was reported that Airtel Kenya is in talks to acquire British-based Helios Investment Partner’s 60% stake in Telkom Kenya. Airtel Kenya’s efforts to acquire Telkom Kenya has been driven by a shift in strategy from its parent company, Bharti Airtel in terms of its operations in African markets through its sub-unit, Airtel Africa Ltd. Bharti Airtel adopted a strategy of consolidation for its Africa operations, meaning it plans to strengthen its position as market leader or a strong number two in the 14 African markets Airtel has a presence in.

Geography
Africa Kenya
Research by Market
Mobile & Telecom
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