For Operators

AMN's business model is designed around the needs of the licensed mobile network Operators in sub-Saharan Africa. AMN understands the challenges that all Operators face in a capital-intensive industry in regions with practical limitations on the availability of affordable capital.

AMN's business model is based around its ability to access billions of dollars in funds created with the sole purpose of investing in infrastructure development in emerging markets. AMN provides a means of channelling this capital to where it's needed - building mobile network infrastructure to help operators extend their coverage deep into the rural areas and deliver basic telecommunications services to the people that need it most.

AMN offers Operators a zero-risk approach to extending coverage and adding millions of new subscribers. AMN will fund the capex and share the revenues. The coverage, frequencies and the subscribers are owned by the licensed Operator. AMN provides a simple access service. With no capex and an opex which is proportional to the revenues generated by the rural base stations, the Operator is guaranteed a positive operating profit and positive cash flows.

The AMN service is a turnkey solution in which AMN will deliver traffic, and revenues, directly into the existing 2G/3G network infrastructure. Equally important to AMN's business model is its use of technology which is highly optimised for the rural environment, which minimises both capex and opex and thereby minimises the size of the rural populations which can be served economically.

AMN's proposition to licensed mobile network operators in sub-Saharan Africa is that:
  • AMN will fund the construction of the mobile base stations in rural communities
  • AMN will connect the rural base stations to your existing 2G/3G core network
  • AMN will operate the network of rural base stations, delivering voice and data services to your subscribers
  • AMN will distribute airtime to your subscribers in the rural communities
The Operator will
  • Route all network traffic via its existing network, billing and other infrastructure
  • Generate new incremental revenues from sales of airtime to and from new rural subscribers
  • Incur only incremental costs for a guaranteed positive EBITDA and operating profit
  • Invest no capex
  • Have no risk

For more information on how AMN can enhance your African mobile network coverage, contact us.

Michael Darcy,
Feb 8, 2014, 8:00 PM