Less Walk More Talk : How Celtel and the Mobile Phone Changed Africa

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-13
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Russell Southwood presents a compelling story of the remarkable achievement of a company that made a success of building a sustainable, ethical business, as well as making life better for the people of Africa.

Author Biography

Russell Southwood is the editor of Balancing Act’s News Update, a specialist e-letter covering Internet, telecoms and computing in Africa. He has authored a number of books including: Via Africa: Creating Local and Regional IXPs to Save Money and Bandwidth; An Overview of VoIP regulation in Africa; Policy Responses and Proposals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Nigeria: bidding for the big one in a land without mobilesp. 1
The boy from Sudan makes goodp. 15
From corporate governance to political governance - Mo Ibrahim's Foundationp. 27
The talk business - how does it work?p. 35
Starting out is hard to dop. 51
Doing business in a war zonep. 63
Steering clear of corruptionp. 79
Tanzania's TTCL - the deal that took five years to completep. 91
Snatching Kenya from under the nose of rivalsp. 105
Changing the shape of the problemp. 115
Building an African brand - the impact of mobiles on Africap. 131
Raising the funds to fuel growth - cash is kingp. 143
Going to market - Celtel sells outp. 159
Meet the new ownersp. 171
Buying Nigeria's V-Mobile - the billion dollar dealp. 181
Luck or good judgement?p. 193
Annex 1 Chronology of eventsp. 203
Annex 2 Dramatis personaep. 206
Annex 3 Celtel's financingsp. 208
Indexp. 211
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