History Of Airtel In Nigeria
Vmobile operated in Nigeria for a very short period of time until in May 2006, when it was bought over by Celtel for US$1.005.
Celtel International got its name in January 2004, after it was founded in 1998 by No Ibrahim. It had the slogan: Making Life Better. Nigeria was part of the countries it was delivering its mobile to with 0802 before it was bought in May 2005 for $3.4 billion by Zain or Zain Group.
The name Zain was given in 2007. It was formally MTC, a telecommunication company founded in 1983 in Kuwait. In Nigeria, Zain maintained the code 0802 with slogan: "A Wonderful World" before Airtel Africa bought it for $10.7 billion in June 2010.
Air tel Africa which is still in operation in Nigeria, is part of Bharti Airtel Limited which is a global telecommunication services company with the headquarter in New Delhi, India founded in 1995 and now in 2015 having a total asset of $20 million. It operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands; having over 300 million users worldwide 25 million from Nigeria. Airtel provides GSM, 3G and 4G LTE mobile services, fixed line broadband and voice services depending upon the country of operation.