BusinessDay reports that French telecoms operator, Vivendi, has won the bid for African network, Zain.
Another re-branding nightmare for Zain Nigeria?
History: Econet Wireless to Vodacom to Vmobile to Celtel to Zain
Future: Vivendi (?)
If this deal goes through, shall we hope that Vivendi won’t opt to sell out again in another two years?
One thing must be said though, it has been a surprise – and a pleasant one too – how the 0802/0808 network has managed to provide relatively stable services (at least with voice) inspite of the constant corporate skin changes.
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