Company name: Movitel, SA.

Address: No 2586 Av.Ahmed Sekou Toure, Maputo, Mozambique


Brand name: Movitel


Going from the simple Mozambicans’ dreams of a brighter future, Movitel is committed to becoming a Mozambican leading telecommunication company, and offering better tomorrow for every Mozambican. The brand name Movitel is the combination of the words "Movement" and "Telecom" - alluding to a telecommunication company that always moves forward. Only by always creating and changing to adapt, can Movitel move forward with all Mozambicans, reaching out to a bright future.

Established: 2011

Service launching: May 2012

Employees: 2510 staffs including 205 Vietnamese, 2305 Mozambican

Services providing: Mobile, Internet, fixed broadband

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 created nearly 20,000 jobs in rural areas.

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. By the end of 2012, only 6 months from launching, Movitel made total revenue of USD 61.6 million. The next 2 years saw significant rise in revenue with USD 154.4 million in 2013 and USD 180 million in 2014.

International Awards

  • Best Mobile Innovation Award at the Mobile Innovations Awards.
  • Golden Globe of “Fastest Growing of the Year in Middle-East and Africa” at the International Business Award.
  • Best Operator in Emerging Market by World Communications Awards.
  • Competitive Strategy Leadership award by The American Research and Consulting firm Frost and Sullivan (2013).
  • Rural Telecom Award of the AfricaCom Awards (2012)



  • November 2012: AfricaCom 2012 award titled: "The best solutions for improving telecommunications in rural Africa".
  • October 2013: Frost & Sullivan the award titled: "Competitive Strategy Leadership”.



1. General information

- Country name: Republic of Mozambique

- Area: 799.380 km2 (2.5 times larger than Vietnam).

- Location: Southeastern Africa, bordering Tanzania in the North, Swaziland and South Africa in the South, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the West, and the Indian Ocean in the East.

- Climate: 

Mozambique lies in tropical monsoon climate region with 2 seasons: rainy season and dry season:

     + Dry season: April to September with average temperature of 21 – 31C.

     + Rainy season: October to March with average temperature of 13 – 24C.

- Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands, highlands in center, plateau in the Northwest, mountains in the West.

- Language: Portuguese, Emakhuwa.

- National day: 25/6/1975

- National animal: Elephant (Africa).

2. Administrative Divisions

Mozambique is divided into 10 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 capital city (cidade capital); The 10 provinces are divided into 138 districts (distritos). The districts are then divided into 405 administrative points, then 2,171 localities.

Characteristics of some cities/provinces in Mozambique:

– The capital city of Maputo: is the largest city in Mozambique which is located to the Southeast of the country with a well-equipped sea port and international airport.

– Nampula is the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira. Located in the Northeast of Mozambique, Nampula is the trade center in the North, which is 1,600 km from Maputo.

3. Economy

- Growth rate:

     + GDP growth in 2012: 7.4% (ranked 33th worldwide)

     + GDP per capita 2012: USD 579.00

- Mozambique is an agricultural country. Subsistence agriculture employs about 81% of the country's work force and contributes around 23.1% to the country’s GDP. Main agriculture products: cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry. Cashew nut export volume used to reach 29,000 metric ton per year. Agriculture production does not meet domestic demands, thus, Mozambique has to import 20,000-30,000 metric ton of rice every year.

- Industry only attracts 6% of the total workforce, contributing 30.2% to the GDP. The Cahora Bassa Dam helps increase its electricity exports and fulfill the needs of its burgeoning domestic industries. Main industrial products: aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages.

- Service sector in Mozambique is quite developed, attracting 13% of total workforce, and contributing 46.7% to GDP (2007). Port and terminal services also become Mozambique’s source of foreign currency.

- Economic structure:           Agriculture: 29.5%

                                                  Industry: 23.9%

                                                  Services: 46.5% (2012 est.)

- Exports:

       + Export: USD 3.5 billion (2012 est.).

   + Export products: aluminum, prawns, cashews, cotton, sugar, citrus, timber; bulk electricity

      + Export markets: South Africa: 30.9%, Belgium: 12.8%, China: 9%, Ý 7.8%, Spain: 6.2%, India: 5.6% (2012).

- Imports:

      + Import value: USD 6.167 billion (2012 est.).

     + Import products: machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products, foodstuffs, textiles.

     + Import markets: South Africa: 30.7%, China: 12.2%, India: 11.4%, United States: 5.1%, Portugal: 4.8%, Australia 4.4% (2012).



- Total population by July 2013 (est.): 24,692,144. 

- Growth rate (2013 est.): 2.44%.

- Density: 28.7 /1 km2.

- Rate of people living below poverty line: 81.6% (below 2USD/day).

- Literacy rate (aging 15+): 56.1%.

- Age structure:

      0-14 years: 45.7% (male 5,405,274/female 5,350,732)

     15-24 years: 20.7% (male 2,356,035/female 2,523,416)

      25-54 years: 27% (male 2,977,477/female 3,382,830)

      55-64 years: 3.5% (male 388,640/female 435,519)

      65 years and over: 3% (male 320,066/nữ 375,945)

- Mozambique population is young, age from 0-24 accounts for 66.4%.

- Urban population ratio: 38.4% (2012).

- Population in cities: Maputo (6.1%), Baucau (11%), Ermera (2.8%).

- Population allocation:

     + Agriculture: 81%

     + Industry: 6%

     + Services: 13%.

2. Class Discrimination

There exists clear class discrimination in Mozambique. Normally, the rich live in cities while the poor live in villages. Those of higher class separate themselves from the poorer class due to the differences in education and healthcare conditions.

Such discrimination is also represented in geographical areas. Most of the population, the rich and government bodies are located in the South, near Maputo. This place is more developed, with better infrastructure. This is one of the fact that leads to tension between these 2 regions.

3. Ethnic groups

Mozambique has 64 ethnic groups with 9 larger groups. Makhuwa – Lomwe is the largest group which accounts for 50% of the population who live in the South. 3% of the population are from Europe, India, China, Pakistan and Mestizo (mixed of  African and European). They live in provinces along the coast and do non-agriculture job such as teacher, lawyer, worker,... Today there is around 1.1 million expatriates living in Malawi and Zimbabwe.

4. Religions

Roman Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%. The rest are other religions and infidel.

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