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South Africa: MTN GameZBoost Challenge reaches epic final

9 February 2017 marks a do or die moment for the eight contestants that will be vying for the mouth-watering R350 000 grand prize in the MTN GameZBoost Challenge. The MTN GameZBoost Challenge is a series of online tournaments that kicked off on December 5, 2016. The GameZBoost Challenge was open to MTN customers for a subscription of R2 per day. A different game was used each week during the eight... »

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MTN gears up to connect industries and enterprises across the continent

MTN has created a conducive environment that has enabled millions of customers to be connected, now the operator is gearing up for the next phase of connectivity by increasing the rollout of infrastructure to support the uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) by industry and enterprises. According to the findings of the studies by the GSMA, mobile penetration in Africa has grown to 82.9%, and apps ... »

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MTN and Huawei launch NB-IoT solution in Africa

MTN and Huawei jointly launched the Smart Water Metering solution, the first, according to both companies, Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa. The solution is designed to help MTN develop their NB-IoT services to explore new markets. The Smart Water metering solution enables the automated collection of utility meter data, while manual meter reading leads to high labour costs... »

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South Africa: MTN’s Mteto Nyati named Businessman of the Year

Chief Executive Officer of MTN SA, Mteto Nyati, has added another feather in his cap after being named as the Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Hennessy Businessman of the Year at a gala event held in Johannesburg last night. Mteto was recognized for the sterling role he has played in stabilising MTN SA since he was appointed to the helm of the operation and for the role he played in managing the ope... »

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MobiMoola wins inaugural TADHack SA challenge

Mobi Moola, an app aimed at enabling cellphone users to pay for public transport using their airtime, was named the winner at the first TADHack challenge in South Africa. MTN and its sponsor partners brought the international telecoms developer challenge to Africa for the first time this month, enabling African developers to showcase their skills against the best in the world. Mobi Moola’s develop... »

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MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students

MTN revealed, in a media statement, that it has zero rated access to university online content. This will allow South Africa’s university students to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs. MTN further revealed that it will allow university students free access to university websites in order to access online content. To date, students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) an... »

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MTN set to protect SA businesses against cybercrime spike

With the cost of global cybercrime expected to pass the $2 trillion mark by 2019, MTN Business has moved to protect its business clients from the growing risk of cyber-based fraud and theft. “MTN Business has expanded its portfolio of business ICT services to become an end-to-end ICT partner for business. And because cybercrime and fraud pose a fast-growing risk to the financial wellbeing and even... »

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MTN Business rewards top partners

MTN Business is committed to strengthening its partner ecosystem with the launch of a new Partner Programme and official recognition of its top channel partners. Leading partners were recognised with MTN Business Partner awards at the company’s inaugural Partnership Summit in Johannesburg this week, as part of a stepped up initiative by MTN to become the centre of an advanced business ICT ecosyste... »

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Public private partnerships required to realise true potential of digitisation

The evolving demands of the ever-discerning consumer continue to give impetus to the private and public sector to offer customised digitisation solutions that meet their needs, David Mphelo, General Manager for Public Sector at MTN Business, told delegates at the Public Sector ICT Forum in Johannesburg. Mphelo said that as the industry is battling with the full implementation of the IT buzzwords t... »