31 January 2017
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Executives of Airtel’s African operations are giving mixed messages following a comment by group chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal that he was trying to rationalise or sell the loss-making business.
The Indian group, which is faced with tough competition in
its home market, has already sold some of its African
operations and is believed to be discussing other possible deals. The moves
would pare the size of operations in the continent and could be
completed within a year, said Bloomberg following the