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Orange could shake up DRC market via ZTE deal – analyst

Thursday 15 September 2011 | 11:50 CET | News
If France Telecom unit Orange went ahead and bought 51 percent of Congo China Telecom (CCT) from ZTE, it would push existing operators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to revise their market strategies and business models, said Frost & Sullivan analyst Mervin Miemoukanda. He said France Telecom has outstanding track records in the African mobile markets, especially the Francophone ones. The company has been successful in somewhat challenging countries with the same features as DRC, such as Mali and Guinea, where the company focused on the rural market. He noted that DRC incumbent

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel / France Telecom / Orange / Vodacom Congo / ZTE Belgium
Countries: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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