Tag Archives: MTN

Viettel interested in the Ethiopian telecom market

Viettel, the Vietnamese telecom group, has unveiled its interest in the Ethiopian telecom market. This follows from the forthcoming opening of the capital of the incumbent operator Ethio Telecom to foreign investors, announced by the government on June 5th. The telecom company will consider all the options proposed by the Ethiopian government if they are [...]

MTN and StarTimes strike a deal to launch TV App in Uganda

MTN Uganda collaborates with StarTimes Uganda that will see the telecommunications giant offer special promotional MTN TV bundles for viewers to watch the latest StarTimes entertainment, sports and news for as low as 0.51 US dollars (for two hours) and 1.02 US dollars (for four hours) per day using the StarTimes app.  MTN Uganda Chief [...]

MTN to roll out new services in Namibia

South African mobile group MTN says that it is planning to introduce new services in Namibia this August. MTN Namibia executive Hester Marais said that the operator will use Namibias state-owned network for its services, with further plans to also enter the local money market. MTN has had operations in Namibia for over 20 years, but [...]

Cameroon telecom regulator calls for MTN and Orange to install “effective” 2G, 3G and 4G services

The General Director (GM) of the Telecommunication Regulatory Agency (ART), Philémon Zoo Zame has announced that two respective concession agreements for amendments to renewal between the Government of Cameroon, on April 9 with Orange Cameroon, and May 5 with MTN Cameroon has been validated. According to the General Director, the presence of the Cameroonian regulator [...]

La Liga partners with MTN for coverage in Ivory Coast

LaLiga has expanded its regional coverage with telecoms giant MTN Group into Africa. MTN Ivory Coast joins the companys Iranian subsidiary MTN Irancell as a regional sponsor of the Spanish league. MTN is a leading supplier of internet services in the Ivorian market and will now be able to offer its almost 11 million subscribers [...]

ZTE and MTN to roll out 5G network in Africa

The internationally known giant, ZTE Corporation of China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the MTN group to collaborate on 5G network architecture, and for its introduction to the African continent. Drawing on their existing cooperation, the two companies will jointly conduct a series of technology verification tests and assessments in 5G, to strengthen MTNs [...]

MTN licence to expire in Uganda

Ugandas largest telecom company, MTN Uganda has to put up with a fight to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year. With 55 percent of telecom market share or about 11.2 million subscribers accumulated over 20 years of operation, stakes are high. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), announced that the telecom had applied [...]

MTN and Ericsson to launch 5G trial in Africa

MTN and Ericsson announced the launch of 5G technology and applications trial in Africa, which is part of a 5G demonstration starting in the first quarter of 2018. The 5G trial with MTN achieved a throughput of more than 20Gbps, with less than 5ms latency, the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa, the [...]

MTN launched new OOB service in SA

MTN has recently launched a very simple way for its subscribers to block out-of-bundle (OOB) data usage, with its new Out of Bundle Barring service. Out-of-bundle Barring is available to users via USSD menu, by dialling *141*0#, and could be disable or enabled via this menu. The service stated that it would prevent the unintended [...]

FILMBOX partners with MTN to bring TV and VOD in Nigeria

In line with its international expansion strategy, SPI Internationals FILMBOX, will be delivering 24/7 TV channels and a VOD service to MTNs VeeTee mobile TV service. The international TV operator, SPI, will offer eight channels from its worldwide portfolio to VeeTee including FilmBox Africa with movies and TV series.  Amongst the channels, subscribers would be [...]