Africa-Press – Angola. Two million subscribers joined Africell in the company’s first month of operation, the first wholly foreign capital licensed to provide mobile services in the country, according to statements by the US Under-Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, quoted this Saturday by the AFP
The company went into operation in Angola on April 7, to join three other mobile phone companies that already operate in the country: “it has been in the market for a month and has two million subscribers”, said Wendy Sherman in an online briefing, ending a tour of Angola, Gabon and South Africa.
The source recalls that Africell’s non-executive director Peter Pham predicted last year that the company would make the “overly cozy business environment”.
In addition, US companies operating in Angola have come to praise the more investment-friendly business environment in an oil-rich economy, said Wendy Sherman.
“There are still issues to be worked on, but they have seen a positive change, they see opportunities that did not exist before and they feel more confident” to invest in Angola, he added.
In the three-month promotional period following the start of the operation, Africell exempts payments for connections within the network and established a fixed tariff of 12 kwanzas.