MTN Group today announced it is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the GSMA Mobile 36 -Africa event to be held in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014. Mobile 360-Africa will attract key stakeholders from mobile and adjacent industries to examine practical steps to help bring about collaboration, including coordinating...
President Yoweri Museveni has hailed MTN Uganda and its partners that sponsored the 2013 MTN Marathon for massive fundraising to provide safe and clean water to the people of Karamoja. The president was speaking at the commissioning of the water project in Nabilatuk village, one of the places in the...
Last Month MTN Uganda Upgraded its mobile money service and as a customer when you hear about an upgrade, you think of new things and better ways to transact via mobile money. Well a lot has changed after the upgrade and I heard a lot of complaints and confusion...
Telecommunications operator MTN Uganda has revealed that it is looking to invest UGX238 billion (USD89 million) on upgrading its networks in 2015. This is up from UGX157 billion this year and UGX138 billion in 2013. According to The Observer, the money will go towards 3G and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile...
The Commissioner of Abyei, Nyakuach Ngor Chol has announced that the MTN network that went down for two weeks resumed functioning during the weekend in Abyei town. He revealed this while talking to Radio Tamazuj. The network went off-air two weeks ago due to technical problems with generators but now an expert...
Telecommunication giants MTN and Huawei have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. MTN says, this trial is currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to date in the industry – setting the standard for the evolution of optical...
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A union official today revealed that South Africa's MTN Group is planing to lay off around 850 managerial staff. This is as a result of slowing growth and tough competition in its home market. The operator which is Africa's largest telecommunications group has expanded rapidly in the last two decades across the...
MTN South Africa has launched high definition (HD) Voice technology on its 3G network using the Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) coding standard, enabling high-quality voice calls and an improved user experience. This was revealed through a report from  MyBroadband. The chief technology officer at MTN SA Eben Albertyn, revealed that in order to experience...
Telecommunications company MTN Group is expected to sign a deal to sell its Nigerian mobile towers to IHSHolding within the next few weeks. The company has around 11,000 towers, valued at USD1 billion. Last week Etisalat Nigeria announced the sale of 2,136 of its towers to IHS Holding as part of a broader strategy to drive...
 USD1 billion has been approved by the board of South African-backed telecoms group MTN  for expansion into India. MTN Group is understood to be involved in talks with three Indian operators with a view to entering the market, with Tata TeleServices (TTSL) believed to be the most likely candidate for a potential...