Helios Towers plans Africa expansion with fresh funds

first_img Africa-focused Helios Towers outlined plans to expand its operation further across the continent using part of $450 million in new funds raised earlier this week, Bloomberg reported citing Ethiopia as one of its target markets.In an interview with the business publication Helios Towers CFO Tom Greenwood said the company was already in talks with potential partners over a move in Ethiopia, where the government is preparing to sell a stake in incumbent Ethio Telecom and issue licences to two new players.Though the opening of the mobile industry in Ethiopia has been delayed by Covid-19 (coronavirus)-related issues, authorities have reportedly restarted preparations. Greenwood noted the country offers a “very large opportunity” with an estimated 10,000 new towers expected to be needed over the next five years to support market growth.Other countries it is reportedly assessing include Morocco, Egypt and Madagascar.Helios Towers raised a total of $750 million earlier this week by issuing new debt: part of this was allocated to paying off some of its existing liabilities and fund expansion plans.The business currently has assets in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Ghana and South Africa, with almost 7,000 sites owned and operated by Helios Towers across these markets. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 JUN 2020 Previous ArticleBell Canada shakes off Covid-19 with 5G launchNext ArticleGoogle countersues speaker maker Sonos Tags Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Helios Towers seals $575M Omantel deal Helios Towers inks several Airtel Africa deals Home Helios Towers plans Africa expansion with fresh funds Chris Donkin Related Helios Towers Author Helios Towers resurrects London listing planslast_img read more

Follow The Science: Wear Mask, Social Distance, Stay Home

first_imgTot Espinoza encourages everyone entering Los Alamos to follow the science: wear masks, social distance and stay home when possible to stop the spread of COVID-19. Cartoon created by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img

Tiger Woods posts video to rebut rumors of his demise

first_imgIn this Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) _ Tiger Woods posted a video of him swinging a 9-iron in a golf simulator on Wednesday to shoot down rumors on social media that suggested his recovery from back surgeries had worsened to the point he could not even sit in a chair.The 13-second video Woods posted on Twitter shows him dressed in shorts and golf shoes, and he takes a smooth swing on a golf simulator.“Progressing nicely,” Woods wrote.The video (http://bit.ly/1oHi2If ) had a time stamp of Wednesday.If nothing else, it provided the first update on Woods since he spoke at the Hero World Challenge the first week of December. This was intended primarily, however, because of the social media storm that began over the weekend with a Twitter account called “Secret Tour Pro.”Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at Excel Sports Management, released a statement Feb. 21 that said the rumors were “ridiculous and absolutely false.”“With everything that went on last weekend with Twitter exploding and the ridiculous and erroneous discussions _ I don’t even want to call it reporting _ we were inundated with fans saying: `Wow. How can this be true?’ Clearly, it wasn’t true,” Steinberg said Wednesday.“If I picked up the phone and called you and said he’s doing some chipping and putting and making some swings up to a 9-iron _ and that’s what the club was _ is that impactful or a visual evidence of that?” he said. “We felt that was a more appropriate way to go.”Woods first had a microdiscectomy a week before the 2014 Masters, which kept him out nearly three months. He took off another three months to get stronger, but then announced another back surgery in September, and a third one at the end of October.He has not played since August. He has not won since August 2013.The tweet Sunday from “Secret Tour Pro” _ who claims to be a tour player, though it has never been verified _ said that Woods’ condition had worsened since Christmas and that he has to ride in a car with the seat full reclined. The tweet also said Woods has to lay down for the majority of the time and sitting in chair is no longer possible.Robert Lusetich, who wrote a book about Woods’ 2009 season after returning from knee surgery, tweeted similar information the next day that he attributed to his sources, and talked about it on a national radio show.Steinberg could not say if Woods would have posted the video without the rumors.“He does want to keep people in the loop to some degree,” he said.Missing from the update was anything beyond “progressing nicely.” Woods said in December that he misses competing and wants to return, though he does not appear to be in any rush this time. He has said he tried to come back too early from the first back surgery.“He’s going to learn from the past,” Steinberg said. “We don’t want to put a timetable on it. He’ll come back when he’s ready.”last_img

Owen’s true Blues loyalty

first_imgBy Gazette sports editor Russell Bennett Loyalty – to his club, and to his mates. That’s the first thing that…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Horses for courses

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON IT IS rare for an Anglo-Arabian horse to compete in high-level dressage, but experienced18-year-old rider Grace Lawes…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Farmers laud pest control pledge

first_imgVICTORIAN farmers have praised a five-year $20 million Coalition commitment to continue co-ordinating Australia’s battle to control the rabbit, carp,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Thunder claim Creston Volleyball Tournament Title

first_imgTrafalgar Thunder followed up a West Kootenay Championship with a win at the Creston Invitational Boys Volleyball Tournament Saturday in the East Kootenay City.The Thunder defeated host Prince Charles of Creston 2-0 in the best-of-three title. Trafalgar swept through the round robin draw posting wins against Crawford Bay and two Creston teams.The Thunder defeated Crawford Bay in semi-final action to advance into the final.Trafalgar coach Staci Proctor said the Thunder consisted of 12 players this season with a mix of Grade 8’s, along with two players each from Grade 7 and Grade 6.“There are a lot of keen (Grade) 6’s so there  should be a good turn out next year,” said Proctor, wanting to give a Shout Out to parent/assistant coach Riorden Bellman for all his help over the past three years.Trafalgar Thunder won the silver medal in the girl’s side of the tournament.last_img read more

10 months agoSassuolo midfielder Sensi backed for move to AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sassuolo midfielder Sensi backed for move to AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi has been backed over a move to AC Milan.Sensi is a January target for the Rossonero.“The right man for Milan? Yes because Stefano is young and has great potential,” Alberto Aquilani, who played for both clubs, told Gazzetta dello Sport.“He’s grown a lot in recent months. He reminds me of Verratti for the way he plays. A regista and mezz’ala in one? Exactly. He can carry out both roles in the middle of the park.“As a regista he has an excellent vision, even if he lacks physicality, or if you want to build a team devoted to dribbling then he’s ideal.“Stefano’s a very polite and down-to-earth guy, who has his head on his shoulders. I certainly didn’t find him, but what struck me was his attention to the advice I gave him in training.“He’d often run a bit on empty, so I suggested to him the position to occupy tactically, which would make the most of his characteristics.” last_img read more

Cant say for sure who will bat at 4 for India at

first_imgNew Delhi: Even as the debate on whether Vijay Shankar was the right pick for India’s no.4 slot at the upcoming World Cup refuses to die down, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has a different take on the whole issue. Speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event in the Capital, the former all-rounder said that with batsmen often playing at different positions for both their national teams as well as T20 franchises, they are all well-suited to bat in different positions. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “After seeing the T20s you can’t even say for sure who is an opener and who is a no. 4 batsman. Now the mindset is anybody can play anywhere. In today’s world, if you assign a number to a batsman it feels strange apart from an opener. And even openers are sent out at a different position many a times,” Kapil said. Shankar was chosen ahead of Ambati Rayudu by the selectors in April for the World Cup as chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad had said that Shankar provides a “three dimensional” option due to his ability with the ball. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters Moving forward, the former captain was asked about his opinion on the chemistry between India captain Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni. Kapil said that while the pair have been successful, any chemistry would come naturally because they are playing for their country. “It looks like they have done extremely well which is great for India. As far as chemistry goes, all the players should understand that they are playing for their country and so no other thought should come in their heads. It’s not a husband-wife relation that you need a chemistry. You are playing under the flag of the country,” said Kapil. Kapil also praised India’s pace department and opined that the conditions on offer in England should suit them. “I think they are fantastic. They have (Mohammed) Shami and (Jasprit) Bumrah who can bowl at 145-plus speeds. They can swing the ball also and so this is a very good combination that we have,” the 60-year-old said. Kapil expects India to finish at least in the top four and hopes to see England and Australia there as well. However, the fourth team can be a pick between a number of contenders he feels. “New Zealand is good, so are Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa. India in particular are good because I feel they are one of the more experienced and well-balanced sides. They have four fast bowlers, three spinners and in the end you have Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni,” he said.last_img read more