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MTN has announced its intention to invest R350-million into its network in South Africa, specifically within the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. According to the operator, the intention is to modernise, upgrade, build new sites and transmission links. “We want to bridge the digital divide and create exciting opportunities for communities, businesses and...

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An unprecedented solution supposed to revolutionize financial inclusion in Africa, the Mowali project has still not really achieved its objectives. It must be said that since its establishment, it has encountered several obstacles, in particular regional regulations on financial transactions. Although things seem to be off to a bad start, Orange continues to believe in it. On...

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Civil rights group, the Right2Know Campaign, has expressed deep concern over the internet shutdown in eSwatini amid ongoing political protests, and has called on South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation to intervene. According to the organisation MTN eSwatini confirmed that the organisation was experiencing “disruption to services as of Tuesday 29 June”. Right2Know...

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MTN has issued a statement confirming disruption to its services and connectivity in eSwatini. IOL media reports that the Swaziland Youth Congress (Swayoco) has accused the country’s security forces of having killed at least 21 people during pro-democracy protests. MTN said that it is committed to restore services and connectivity as soon as possible. “Meeting our...

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MTN Group has revealed that plans to sell a 14% stake in its Nigerian unit to local investors are ‘well advanced’. The South African firm, which holds 78.8% of MTN Nigiera, added that the process would commence as soon as market conditions are conducive. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that in June 2016 MTN Nigeria committed to listing a portion of...

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The “Ambition 2025” strategy adopted this year by MTN Group to become a digital operator in Africa is gradually taking shape. In addition to strengthening its telecoms network by the end of the year, the group plans to improve its operational efficiency. South African telecoms group MTN has entrusted Tecnotree, a company specializing in providing support...

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Like other telcos, MTN’s mobile money (MoMo) business saw a jump in transaction values and customer numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, as movement restrictions and avoidance of physical cash pushed people towards mobile money platforms. MTN South Africa said on Wednesday it had entered into a $2 million partnership with the World Bank‘s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand...