Is the 20 million achievable by end-2013, and where will it place Etisalat in relation to the competition? Assuming the Etisalat is able to maintain the current high level of growth, then ‘Africa & Middle East Telecom-Week’ estimates it is likely to still be in fourth place ... although closing rapidly on Airtel. Unless, of course, Airtel can leverage all that fibre optic cable it's been laying recently.
NCC and Blycroft estimates c. 2012 Blycroft Publishing
Readers may like to check out the Middle East Mobile Factbook 2012 which looks at some of the issues facing Etisalat in its international endeavours, whilst Airtel in Africa’ provides a useful summary of Airtel’s first 24-months in Africa, including a SWOT analysis.
Etisalat said it plans to invest up to USD 500 million in 2012 and again in 2013 to improve infrastructure and fund expansion in