MTN expands SA’s digital ecosystem with launch of MVNO service

SA’s best network is being put to use to benefit even more people and communities.

Johannesburg, 02 Nov 2020
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MTN’s launch of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service brings the digital world closer for more people and communities. With its extensive national network that covers rural areas, MTN offers MVNO partners a high-quality network experience and opportunity to deliver innovative solutions that reach even more South Africans.

“We expect MVNO subscribers across the country to double over the next five years, with several large players introducing offerings. MTN is excited to be an enabler of this further growth path by putting our network capacity to work, as the rapid pace of digital change requires more agile and tailored solutions so that more people can benefit,” says Quintus De Beer, Acting Executive for Managed Network Services at MTN.

The new service also opens up an opportunity for MTN to explore specific bespoke projects through strategic approved MVNO partnerships.

“Worldwide, people have benefited from the experiences that MVNOs bring to the market and, with the unique challenges South Africa faces, we see this as an important platform to enable a better life for all,” he adds.

MVNOs, through various specialised platform providers, offer a wide scope of services, and, with a best-in-class network, we believe that new MVNO businesses will assist to create job opportunities and secondary markets to contribute to the broader South African economy.

“We believe everyone deserves the benefits of a modern, connected life. By entering the MVNO space, we are growing South Africa’s digital ecosystem by enabling more value and services for consumers. This makes business sense, as we are putting the best network to work for more people, in a managed and sensible manner,” concludes De Beer. 

MTN Group

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging markets operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our 240 million customers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. We are inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code “MTN”. We are pursuing our BRIGHT strategy with a major focus on growth in data, fintech and digital businesses.

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