Telecoms – In Brief

2 December 2016

Telecoms

MTN South Africa has finally confirmed its readiness to enter the country’s fast-growing MVNO sector, and expects to partner with ‘household names’ as it works toward putting wholesale deals in place. Speaking to TechCentral, CEO Mteto Nyati commented: ‘Strategically, as a group, we made the decision that we’d go with MVNOs … The question is how you go about doing it … It has taken us longer [than expected], but we believe this is the right approach. There are big names lined up, household names that have bought into the strategy with us. It’s not like they are rushing. They are also doing their own planning.’ Nyati declined to name any of the companies, however, and a projected launch date remains unclear.