TechInAfrica — Ghana-based fintech startup MTN, announced the achievement of 95% 4G coverage across South Africa. The company says that they primarily aim at extending connectivity reach, while at the same time transforming pricing methodology to adapt to the changing ang growing market they serve.
The telco’s microwave link network serves over 70% of businesses to date, while the fiber-to-the-business network spans more than 18,000km and has a capacity to serve over 30% of the business community. MTN states that it has eight data centers and 30 regional data centers.
Celebrating its 25th years, MTN says the coverage will ensure subscribers access to new and disruptive online services.
Godfrey Motsa, MTN SA CEO, mentions that he has larger plans for the future, connecting the unconnected to a world of digital possibility.
“This year marks 25 years since the birth of a democratic South Africa and also marks 25 years of consistent innovation and delivery by MTN. We have been privileged to play a leading role in connecting the lives of so many citizens at home and across Africa and our focus is to continue shaping the very best future for all our customers and communities.
“We are very proud to be part of an industry that can genuinely change lives for the better. The idea that it is within our hands to offer everyone the benefit of a modern connected life is incredibly motivating, which is why we’ve worked to create a network that can actually deliver on high aspirations.”
Moreover, Motsa says that the MTN network is evolving constantly to deal with the rising demand and functionality.
“Digital access that can drive financial inclusion, empowering and enabling SMEs, jobs growth and broad community development, among many others.”
Motsa also notes that with SA in urgent need of growth and jobs, MTN’s focus has remarkably turned towards growing data, fintech, and digital businesses.
He further adds that innovation and leading are the eminences of the company.
“For instance, if you rewind to 2009, MTN had completed the purchase of Verizon SA, merging it with MTN Network Solutions to form MTN Business. As a result of this merger, MTN Business announced it would reduce bandwidth costs to corporate customers by 30%.
“We now have a number of exciting plans to help businesses truly harness the power of the digital economy. Nothing could be more important for SA, as jobs will only be sparked through business success,” Motsa ends the statement.