French phone company Avenir Telecom to lure Kenyan market with partnership entry

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French phone giant Avenir Telecom is set to enter the Kenyan market through a partnership move with Nairobi-based Vivus Techno. The listed French phone manufacturer will now task Vivus Techno with the right to market its low-end feature and smartphones.

Head of Sales at Vivus Techno Daniel Kiplimo reveals that as local representatives they get to sell and offer after-sales services for Avenir. This will be for all Energizer mobile phones produced by Avenir Telecom.

“The French-based brand sells low cost 6,000mAh battery smartphones, rugged devices and KaiOS- powered feature phones,” says Mr Kiplimo.

Avenir Telecom looks to lure the Kenyan market with its new range of low-end feature and smartphones. The firm has a wide variety of phones in its production line with Sh1,200 for the feature phones and Sh5,000 for a smartphone. This is plus the power banks and high-end cordless chargers for smartphones.

Avenir’s entry sees the telecom manufacturer increase its presence past Europe and Middle East with 30 years in mobile telephone and laptop manufacturing sector. Currently, the telecom firm has sold millions of product in over 140 countries.

Kenya, South Africa and Egypt make up the next target markets for Avenir according to Mr Kiplimo.

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