Equinix purchase of MainOne is complete

Equinix purchase of MainOne is complete

A major deal, through which digital infrastructure company Equinix is to acquire West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider MainOne for an enterprise value of US$320 million, is now complete.

India's Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel seek financial infusions

India's Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel seek financial infusions

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has bought from the UK’s Vodafone Group a 4.7% stake in Indus Towers, paying Rs2,388 crore for the stake – that’s about US$315.8 million. Airtel now owns 46.43% of Indus. Vodafone’s stake is now 21%, though it reportedly plans to sell this too.

Vodacom South Africa invests in Eastern Cape expansion

Vodacom South Africa invests in Eastern Cape expansion

Vodacom, a South African mobile communications company, has announced a further roll-out of network equipment into the poorest region of the southernmost country of the African continent as part of its pledge to create an inclusive digital society in the country.

Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

Airtel looks to IFC to boost African operation

The pan-African operator Airtel Africa, a division of India’s Bharti Airtel, is reportedly planning to raise $194 million via debt from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector lending arm of the World Bank.

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