Tag Archives: MTN

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 [...]

MTN set for Hitmaker Season 6

MTN, leading telecommunications service provider in Ghana has launched MTN Hitmaker Season VI. This music reality show was launched in 2011 by MTN, as part of its efforts of discovering and creating opportunities for young musicians in Ghana.  During the launching ceremony the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Asher Khan, said that the [...]

Ziptv partners with MTN in Ghana

New Ghanaian premium IPTV provider, Ziptv, has partnered with MTN Ghana to improve the consumption of content in the country. Ziptvs premium channels and On Demand videos will give television lovers access to stream movies and TV shows from world class local and foreign channels. The ZipTV service provides customers with varied entertainment programs. ZipTV [...]

Tbo Touch launched digital TV channel with MTN

After launching his own online radio (the Touch HD), Tbo Touch, the famous African DJ has unveiled its new digital TV channel with the collaboration of MTN. The newly created TV channel will launch a show called MTN, which will be a singing contest like the Voice. Touch declared about the program: We dont just [...]

MTN terminates VOD service MTN VU

MTN, the second biggest mobile phone operator in South Africa just took a large blow with the announce of the closure for their Video On Demand (VOD) service. MTN FrontRow was launched in 2014 and later became known as VU offered music, movies and TV shows through smart devices. The platform had problem retaining its [...]

BBC Worldwide sealed the pact with Iflix, Vodacom and MTN

BBC Worldwide has signed the SVOD deal with the Malaysian video-on-demand service which is soon to be available in the sub-Saharan Africa. With 150 hours of UK programming, the BBC Worldwide will be offering Top Gear (motoring format), Luther (Cop series) and Citizen Khan (BBCs comedy). Alongside the agreement with Iflix, the BBC Worldwide has [...]

MTN Ghana partners AMGO for movie app

MTN Ghana, the African-based telecom company, and Africa Movies on the GO (AMGO) has entered a partnership for the upcoming launch of a movie app. The content provider, AMGO, will be offering videos for the African movie lovers across the continent and abroad. Unlimited movies will be available at a moderate cost to users. The [...]