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Published on January 15, 2008

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Slide1:  VODACOM CONGO (DRC) sprl OVERCOMING THE VAST CHALLENGE OF DEPLOYING A MOBILE NETWORK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO(DRC) SINGAPORE ANNUAL MEETINGS SEPTEMBER 17th, 2006 PRESENTATION:  PRESENTATION ALIEU BADARA MOHAMED CONTEH CHAIRMAN Vodacom - Congo(RDC)SPRL Tel : +243 81 313 1400 +27 11 784 2288 Mob : +243 81 444 8888 +27 82 999 9902 Fax : +243 81 313 1405 E-mail : aconteh@vodacom.cd contehbadara@aol.com DRC in AFRICA: A unique configuration. Nine neighboring countries:  DRC in AFRICA: A unique configuration. Nine neighboring countries DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO:  DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Located at the heart of Africa, DRC is the third biggest country of that continent, after Algeria and Sudan, with following specificities::  Located at the heart of Africa, DRC is the third biggest country of that continent, after Algeria and Sudan, with following specificities: 2,345,410 sq km 9 neighboring countries (Congo, CAR, Sudan, Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi,Zambia, Angola, Tanzania) 47% of the all africa’s tropical forest 52% of the country covered by forest Many Mountains, Lakes and Rivers DRC is attractive by its population and history which can be figured out as follow::  DRC is attractive by its population and history which can be figured out as follow: Population: 60,000,000 inhabitant Growth rate: 3,07% Life expectancy:51,46 years Languages: french, lingala, swahili, kikongo, tshiluba Independance day: June 30th, 1960 DRC is a country blessed by Nature, considering its unlimited natural resources, spread in all over the country; among that::  DRC is a country blessed by Nature, considering its unlimited natural resources, spread in all over the country; among that: Copper Cobalt Coltan Diamond Petroleum Gold Uranium Manganese Tin Iron Radium Bauxite Germanium Silver Zinc Cadmium coal Timber Coffee Methane gaz Among all DRC’s Natural Resources, the most important is definitely Congo River, 3,100 kilometers, the second river in the world after Amazon by its rate of flow, evaluated to 40,000 cubic meters per second. Congo River is crossing twice the Equator. This configuration results to a very stable level of water during the year, which generates at the site of Inga, close to the embouchure, the most powerful potential hydroelectricity site of the world. 44,000 Megawatts of electricity will be produced at that site, at the final stage.:  Among all DRC’s Natural Resources, the most important is definitely Congo River, 3,100 kilometers, the second river in the world after Amazon by its rate of flow, evaluated to 40,000 cubic meters per second. Congo River is crossing twice the Equator. This configuration results to a very stable level of water during the year, which generates at the site of Inga, close to the embouchure, the most powerful potential hydroelectricity site of the world. 44,000 Megawatts of electricity will be produced at that site, at the final stage. INGA DAM :  INGA DAM Although blessed by Nature, DRC’s economy hasn’t been able to take off and drive a sustainable development. This is mainly due to political instability the country faced since Independence. Economic key parameters are as follow::  Although blessed by Nature, DRC’s economy hasn’t been able to take off and drive a sustainable development. This is mainly due to political instability the country faced since Independence. Economic key parameters are as follow: Nominal GDP: 7.328 billions USD ( 2005) GDP/ capita : 700 USD (2005) Inflation rate : 13,20 % ( 2005) Growth rate : 6,5 % (2005) currency : FC ( congolese franc) 1$ US= 490 FC To grow, DRC must overcome critical challenges::  To grow, DRC must overcome critical challenges: National reconciliation Building of basic infrastructures(roads, bridges, railways, ports and airports) Development of telecommunications Relaunch of mining production and exportation Relaunch of Agriculture Production of hydroelectricity. Among priorities, telecommunications stand as a key factor to drive the entire economy. Telecommunications will overcome the lack of basic infrastructures like roads, railways, airports, and allow people to exchange useful information, idea, image, data and values for their development. DRC’s telecommunication infrastructure, was totally obsolete and neglected. This justified the option taken by the Government in 1988, to open this sector to Private Investors.:  Among priorities, telecommunications stand as a key factor to drive the entire economy. Telecommunications will overcome the lack of basic infrastructures like roads, railways, airports, and allow people to exchange useful information, idea, image, data and values for their development. DRC’s telecommunication infrastructure, was totally obsolete and neglected. This justified the option taken by the Government in 1988, to open this sector to Private Investors. TELECOMMUNICATION OF DRC IN JANUARY 2000:  TELECOMMUNICATION OF DRC IN JANUARY 2000 2 Gsm Operators: CWN, CELTEL 2 AMPS Operators: TELECEL, COMCELL 1 CDMA Operator: AFRITEL 1 Land line Operator: OCPT 1 Wireless Operator : SOGETEL Total Subscribers base: 145,000 Total cities covered : 10 Penetration rate : 0,07% (1:1,300), (the lowest of all Africa) Hunting the mobile telephone signal: A public payphone on the tree in DRC:  Hunting the mobile telephone signal: A public payphone on the tree in DRC VODACOM CONGO STRATEGY:  VODACOM CONGO STRATEGY Large coverage by investing in the countryside, mainly in mining cities, border cities, and cities housing UN Bases. Massive usage of airplane for the transport of equipment, towers, fuel, steel, cement, even stones Massive usage of satellite, to link remote BTS to the switch located at the main city. Massive implementation of public payphone in rural area(22,000). Low denomination voucher, from 0,30$ to 100$ Prepaid connection at 99,90% VODACOM CONGO MILESTONES:  VODACOM CONGO MILESTONES 323,110,000 USD of investment 98,000,000 USD of taxes generated for the Government after 52 months of operation Biggest south african investment in DRC Biggest foreign investment in DRC for the past thirty years Join venture between vodacom S.A.(51%) and a Congolese local company, CWN (49%) Good example of partnership South- South Vodacom Congo achievements:  Vodacom Congo achievements 200 cities covered in 52 months of operation, 1,950,000 subscribers, the biggest network of the country, 500 new employment created for Congolese, 5000 employments of Super-dealers, Sub-dealers, and Dealers of Vodacom products in the country, 49 % of the market share VODACOM CONGO SOCIAL INVESTMENT 2,500,000 USD INVESTED IN::  VODACOM CONGO SOCIAL INVESTMENT 2,500,000 USD INVESTED IN: EDUCATION: construction and renovation of schools, distribution of school benches and school stationeries; HEALTH: renovation of hospital, distribution of beds, mattress and tools; HIV/aids awareness campaign; flue bird awareness campaign; ENVIRONMENT: cleaning of squares, protection of environment, protection of endangered animals; WELLFARE: distribution of clothes and foods to disabled persons, orphans, elderly and refugees; funding of micro projects for vulnerable persons. VODACOM CONGO(RDC)SPRL SUCCESS STORY :  VODACOM CONGO(RDC)SPRL SUCCESS STORY 11/12/2001 : join venture between Vodacom Group of S.A. (51%) and CWN of DRC(49%) 1/05/2002 : Launch of the network in three cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-mayi 31/12/2002 : 15 cities covered, and 221,500 subs 1/05/2003 : 27 cities covered,and 388,246 subs 30/11/2003 : 500,000 active subscribers VODACOM CONGO(RDC)SPRL SUCCESS STORY 2:  VODACOM CONGO(RDC)SPRL SUCCESS STORY 2 31/12/2003: 58 cities covered, 622,478 subs 01/05/2004: 93 cities covered, 741,100 subs 31/12/2004: 120 cities covered, 969,326subs 21/01/2005: 1,000,000 Active subscribers 01/05/2005: 143 cities covered, 1,056,000 subs 31/12/2005: 183 cities covered 1,391,000 subs 01/03/2006: 1,500,000 Active subscribers 01/05/2006: 187 cities covered, 1,650,000 subs 30/08/2006: 200 cities covered, 1,950,000 subs NETWORK DEPLOYMENT:  NETWORK DEPLOYMENT 200 CITIES COVERED 328 BTS 15 BSC 5 MSC 96 VSAT 3 EARTH STATIONS STANDARD B 1 International Gateway MW Back bone 1760 KM Slide23:  D9 Vodacom and Celtel MSC VODACOM CONGO (RDC) s.p.r.l. A26 B16 A4 A10 A28 A21 A7 A14 A20 A13 A30 A8 A23 A1 A16 A11 A22 A15 A29 A27 A5 A6 A12 A11 B6 B7 B22 B20 B2 B21 B5 B23 E10 E13 D13 E12 E9 E11 E8 E7 E4 E5 E6 E27 E37 E22 E20 E26 E23 E1 E25 E32 E14 F12 E31 E29 E17 E3 E15 E21 E16 E28 E19 E24 E18 E2 F7 F11 F9 F5 B14 B15 B11 B1 F19 F17 F13 B12 F18 F10 F20 F15 F21 F22 F24 F23 B13 F16 F14 F4 F25 F3 F1 B17 B18 B9 B31 B30 B33 B26 B25 B27 B32 B8 B24 B28 C19 C6 C16 D21 C8 C17 C10 C11 C7 C12 C23 C13 C24 D26 D4 D2 D20 D27 D18 D15 D10 D16 D14 D8 D11 D23 D25 D5 D6 D3 D12 D29 D22 D7 D30 D31 D28 D1 D17 D19 D24 C14 C3 C27 C4 C26 C2 C25 C15 C21 C1 C29 D32 C22 C9 C5 C30 C18 (100) C20 B4 A3 A24 E30 E38 B34 E36 D25 Vodacom only (C45) F2 E33 Updated on 18th January 06 A17 A9 B10 B29 A18 C21 D32 E34 C28 Coverage Rollout MSC: 4 BSC: 15 Sites: 298 Towns: 184 Subscriber Closing Base:  16.3% 15.3% Subscriber Closing Base YOY growth 2005 – 32% 2006 - 52% Slide25:  Capital expenditure Slide26:  Traffic in Erlang STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:  STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Maintain leading network coverage Achieve top network quality Optimize and achieve effective capex management Obtain and retain dominant market share Lead through innovation ( new product and revenue streams) Maximize revenue on existing streams Maintain tariffs Maintain average revenue per user Effective cost management Maximize productivity and efficiency TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN DRC AT JUNE 2006:  TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN DRC AT JUNE 2006 Gsm Operators: 6 ( Vodacom, Celtel, Oasis, Cellco, Congo China Telecom, Supercel) AMPS Operators: 0 Land line Operators:2( OCPT, Congo Korea Telec) Wireless local loop: 1(Sogetel) Covered cities: >200 Subscriber basis: 3,900,000 subs Penetration rate:6% Democratization of the telephone: the voice of my son!:  Democratization of the telephone: the voice of my son! Slide30:  Vodacom One Nation One Network Thank You

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