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MTN SA Rolls Out Green Energy Programme

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How the Rebooked App Offers SA Students Relief from High Textbook Prices  

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MTN Group Partners B2B Marketplace Dooka

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Nigeria’s 5G Launch is Finally Here

Sourced from the Guardian Nigeria. In a historic moment for Nigerian telecoms, MTN Nigeria has today officially turned on its fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services at 190 sites across the West African country, with the main concentration of sites in Lagos and Abuja, according to BusinessDay. Some users in these areas are reportedly already experiencing internet speeds greater than 1.4GBs per second. The country’s National Communication Commission (NCC) had previously set Wednesday 24 August as the date for the rollout of 5G after nearly 3 years of preparation from the Federal Government. Nigeria now joins South Africa and Kenya as the three African nations to launch 5G services. South Africa received 5G first in 2019 through a humble rollout by provider Rain, while Kenya saw Safar...

MTN Group Announces Appointment of New Major Business Executive

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MTN SA’s Airfibre Offering Surges Across 3.1 Million Homes in Just 1 Year

MTN South Africa says that its airfibre offering, MTN Supersonic, has seen enormous growth since launching in March 2021, with the product now being used in over 3.4-million homes. Airfibre, like Supersonic’s, leverages Gigabit 1 (G1) Radio to transmit internet data, unlike with traditional fibre cables. MTN says Airfibre uses open spectrum frequencies, which lowers the cost to customers. Users simply need the installation of an A4-sized antenna at their home and this antenna will then communicate with the radio equipment attached to an MTN mobile tower. MTN says that after passing 10,759 homes in the first month after launching in March, the rate of growth increased rapidly to reach 3.1 million homes in one year. This has continued to reach over 3.4 million in May this year. “We are conti...

MTN Users Can Get 3GBs of Free Data by Using This Web Browser

Image sourced from Iberdrola.com. Opera, the company that maintains the Opera and Opera Mini web browsers has partnered with MTN South Africa to provide South African users with 3GB each of free data per month while they are using Opera internet browsers. The offer is effective immediately with no sign-up required by users, only that they browse the internet using Opera browsers and be using MTN as their operator. The company says that in July 2022 alone, Opera and MTN delivered a total of 17.7 petabytes (1 petabyte is 1,024 terabytes) of free data to 5.9 million users in South Africa. Opera says that this initiative is in part to provide more free data and internet access to more people, working toward closing the digital divide. “We intrinsically agree with this view and believe that hig...

MTN Could Sell its Afghanistan Business for $35-Million

South Africa’s MTN Group, the largest telecom in Africa in terms of revenue and subscriber base, has finally received a binding offer to sell off its Afghanistan business for $35-million. The Group will end its Middle East operations after the sale. In 2021, reports began to indicate that MTN was in talks with potential international buyers to sell its wireless business in Afghanistan in part of the company’s larger plans to completely exit the Middle East. At that point, MTN was the market leader in Afghanistan with a 40% share. According to Reuters, MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita told journalists that the Group received the offer from an undisclosed buyer for the gross sum of $35-million. The amount will be paid over a period of time, and the proceeds would be $31-million. Mupita confirmed t...

MTN South Africa Apologises for Wide Ranging Data Outages

MTN South Africa has experienced outages in its mobile data networks in two of the country’s provinces, leaving customers without access to the carrier’s data. Customers in parts of the Free State province and Western Cape Province in South Africa experienced these outages in the early hours of Thursday morning. According to an MTN spokesperson, the network downtime was due to “urgently planned repair work” but restorations are in progress. The carrier says that restoration should be completed around 09:20, however, users on DownDetector are still reporting a heightened level of network outages as of 10:00 on Thursday morning. The outage spike was around 8:00. Image sourced from DownDetector.co.za. “Our apologies to our customers in those areas who were affected. The work was urgently requ...

Orange Telecom Casts Its Tall Shadow Over Nigeria

Sourced from MSNBC. France’s Orange Group, one of the largest telecom companies in Africa, has reportedly set its sights on a possible expansion into Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. This is according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), where it is detailed that Orange sent a six-person team from its Middle East and Africa division led by non-executive Victoria Adefala to scout the Nigerian market for expansion opportunities. Orange would be entering a highly competitive telecom market in Nigeria, with four other operators already vying for power, with MTN Nigeria holding the largest market share, followed by Globacom, Airtel, and finally 9Mobile. “We are here to ensure steady investment for the long term. We also want to support the vision of the...

Ericsson Announces Appointment of New Head of Customer Unit MTN Africa

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MTN South Africa is Number 1 – Again

MTN South Africa has once again been ranked as the country’s best network, this time in the second quarter of 2022. According to the tech publication MyBroadband Insights report, MTN reigned supreme with a Network Quality Score of 9.75 in comparison to the 6.38 achieved by its nearest competitor. In 2021, the largest telecom in Africa won a similar prize, ranked as the best mobile network in South Africa by MyBroadband. Michele Gamberini, CTIO at MTN SA says “The quality of experience delivered to our customers is very important to MTN. We have embarked on a major network modernisation and expansion drive to improve both coverage and reach.” “While accelerating and improving access through 5G is one critical leg, our aim throughout is to significantly enhance access broadly and open the do...