Home Millicom nears Africa exit with Chad sale Español Kavit Majithia Millicom to launch open RAN network in LatAm Previous ArticleTIM board backs leadersNext ArticleQualcomm records mixed results in legal spats Related Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Author Millicom struck an agreement to sell its operations in Chad to Morocco-based Maroc Telecom, as part of an ongoing strategy to exit Africa and focus on its Latin American operations.In a statement, Millicom said the deal was subject to approval from the Chadian authorities. Financial details were not disclosed, while Millicom added the transaction “is not expected to have a material impact on the group”.The sale in Chad follow recent divestments in Rwanda and Senegal, as part of the company’s strategy to reduce its exposure in Africa in favour of increased focus in Latin America. It now operates in one African market, Tanzania.For Maroc, the acquisition boosts its presence in the African region, where it also operates in Niger and Central African Republic.In a separate statement, Millicom also announced a fundraising plan to help finance its recently announced $1.7 billion acquisitions of Telefonica operations in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Millicom lanzará una red RAN abierta en América Latina Tags Millicom mejora resultados gracias a las altas de móvil AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 MAR 2019 Maroc TelecomMillicom
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