Operator Name: Movitel
Subscribers database: 4 million
Visit Website: www.movitel.co.mz
Movitel is a mobile Telecommunication operator based in Mozambique, in Maputo. It has 12 subsidiaries distributed among 11 provinces, 127 district centers and more than 1,500 employees. The project is a partnership between the Vietnamese company Viettel and Mozambique’s SPI (Management and Investment). Its operation began after winning a public tender in 2010 to operate as another mobile telecommunications company in the Mozambican market.
Currently, Movitel is the largest mobile operator in Mozambique with 4 million customers, accounting for 38% market share. It owns the biggest telecom network with 3,000 2G/3G base stations, 27,000 km of fiber optical cable covering 80% of Mozambican population. Movitel contributes 70% of the country’s fiber optical cable, making Mozambique among the top three nations in terms of fiber optical cable infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This infrastructure enables Mozambique’s telecommunication industry to implement the E-Government and ICT applications in the education and healthcare sectors for socio-economic development. Nearly 600,000 people in at least 5 rural districts in Mozambique have been covered and served telecom services for the first time in life.
Movitel has improved its successful business strategy as a caring and innovative network for every Mozambican through its business results and the recognition of many international awards.