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Inside Airtel’s Long Game To Become Africa’s Mobile Commerce Behemoth

By  |  March 18, 2021

With 99 million subscribers across 14 African countries as of March 2019, Airtel Africa plc is hardly the biggest telco on the continent, but it is certainly up there - just behind MTN, Orange, and Vodacom, and probably above Etisalat.

And just like most telcos operating in sub-Saharan Africa specifically, Airtel Africa doesn’t restrict itself to typical telco “boring” stuff like voice, data, and other telecommunication services. Now things are about to get very interesting.

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