The Moroccan telecoms group Wana, 69% owned by the National Investment Company (SNI) and 31% by the Kuwaiti telecom group Zain, would like to settle in Côte d’Ivoire.
The company, which operates in Morocco under the telecom brand Inwi, is one of several telecom groups that have responded to the call for expressions of interest launched by the Ivorian government for the granting of a fourth telecom license in the country.
Wana’s competitors are, among others, the Vietnamese Viettel and the Swiss Yoomee. The Luxembourg group Millicom had also expressed interest in the Ivorian telecoms market, focusing in particular on Comium CI. The final list of candidates retained by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARTCI) will be known shortly.
Interviewed by the Moroccan news site Telquel, Lamia Amsaguine, the director of public and press relations of the Wana group explained that “this is for us a way of expressing our desire to invest in Africa. It also means that we are good enough and developed enough in Morocco and that we can get involved in Africa ”.
Today in Côte d’Ivoire, Lamia Amsaguine added that Wana “would not hesitate to present itself in other countries of the continent in the event of attractive tenders”.
The third telecom operator in terms of subscribers in Morocco, the telecom operator Inwi has the assets to make a place for itself in Côte d’Ivoire, alongside the French Orange, the South African MTN and the EmiratiEtisalat. The company shines on the Moroccan market with its innovative voice and Internet offers, a permanent desire to invest to provide consumers with impeccable quality of service and product. An attitude forged in a very competitive market, where the slightest inattention is sanctioned by an advance in competition.
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