Airtel Africa quarterly profit more than doubles in first public report

Friday July 26 2019

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Airtel Africa's pretax profit for the first quarter in 2019 rose to $167.4 million from $80.2 million a year ago. PHOTO | BOUREIMA HAMA | AFP 

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Airtel Africa Plc reported a quarterly pretax profit on Friday that more than doubled, as the telecom company signed up more customers for its mobile and data services.

The company’s pretax profit for the first quarter rose to $167.4 million from $80.2 million a year ago, boosted by a 9.3 per cent rise in its customer base.

Airtel Africa, a unit of India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd debuted on the London Stock Exchange last month.

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