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Telecom Infrastructure  |  MTN Plans To Roll Out OpenRAN Across Africa

MTN Group has stated that it will extensively test and eventually deploy OpenRAN across its African footprint. The operator indicated in a statement to the media that it plans to use OpenRAN to modernize its radio access networks. "Allowing for ...
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Telecom Services  |  MTN Accused Of Anti-Competitive Behaviour With Bulk SMS Sales

As reported by BMA sources, MTN is allegedly abusing its cellular market dominance by providing bulk SMSes to its customers at a lower price than its competitors. The anti-competitive behaviour entails MTN as the only supplier that can process SMSes ...
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US$266 Million Bond For MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria, a subsidiary of the telecommunications company, MTN South Africa, has issued a fixed rate bond of N110 billion (US$266 million) to help manage its debt and finance infrastructure investment. This is the first such issuance to be made ...

Ethiopia: MTN Seeks To Be Second-Time Lucky With Telco Licence Application

Ralph Mupita, MTN’s Chief Executive, has said that the Group is considering re-applying to become a mobile operator in the country after losing to Kenya’s Safaricom. It has already been in the news that MTN Group and its counterparts were ...

South Africa: MTN Announces Data And Voice Price Drop!

MTN South Africa has announced the cutting of its prepaid pricing for data and voice calls. The popular mobile operator has also announced a new plan called EverydayTalk for voice calls and changes to its already existing data plan called ...

Uganda: Court Refuses MTN's Petition, Must Pay US$14 Million

The High Court has ordered MTN Uganda to pay a transitional licence fee of US$14.1 million. The decision comes after the mobile operator had petitioned the court challenging the assessment carried out by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for a ...

Nigeria: MTN's Subscriber Numbers Decline By 5 Million in Q1 of 2021

MTN Nigeria has released its unaudited results for quarter one of 2021. The result indicates that its mobile subscribers have declined by 5 million to 71.5 million, which has been attributed to the regulatory sim card sale restrictions. According to ...

MTN Is Seeking Extension Of Temporary Spectrum Licences In South Africa

According to BMA's sources, the MTN Group has responded to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) verdict not to extend temporary licences for spectrum beyond 31 May 2021, saying this will be detrimental to South Africans. Jacqui O'Sullivan, ...

MTN Ghana Commits US$149 Million In Infrastructure Expansion

Subsequent to its release of the first quarter ended 31 Match results, MTN Ghana has committed itself to spend US$149 million to meet the increasing demand for digital services and to assist in maintaining the quality of its network. Also, ...

MTN Bids In Ethiopia - To Solidify Leadership Across Africa

MTN Group has identified the second-most-populous country on the continent as its next target to expand reach across the continent.  According to reports, MTN has confirmed that it has submitted its bid for a telecoms licence in Ethiopia. The telecommunications ...

MTN Invests US$21 Million In New Fibre Services For Under-Serviced Communities

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN, has responded to the growing demand for data with an investment of US$21 million for new fibre services to cater to under-serviced communities that do not have a traditional fibre network. Since the worldwide lockdown brought ...

Uganda: MTN Partners With Salam TV During Month Of Ramadan

To show recognition to the Muslim COVID19 frontline workers, MTN Uganda and Salam TV have partnered up to launch a campaign that will distribute alms to Muslim workers who have been at the forefront of rendering critical services to the ...