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Zain: Going, Going, Going… to Vivendi?

Posted by Moverick on July 09, 2009  /   5 comments

BusinessDay reports that French telecoms operator, Vivendi, has won the bid for African network, Zain. Another re-branding nightmare for Zain Nigeria? History: Econet Wireless to Vodacom to Vmobile to Celtel to Zain Future: Vivendi (?) If this deal goes through, shall we hope that Vivendi won’t opt to sell out again in another two years? […]

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Another Re-Branding Exercise Looming at 0802/0808?

Posted by Moverick on June 10, 2009  /   4 comments

234next reports in a news item this morning that Kuwait-based telecom company Zain Group has announced its intentions to sell off its African mobile networks. If this happens, we can expect another change of name, and another round of re-configuration for internet services (no!) on the 0802/0808 network. 0802/0808 started out in Nigeria as Econet […]

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