While facing politically motivated allegations in the United States, the Chinese telecommunication solution giant Huawei says it has signed a joint business innovation MoU with MTN. Huawei will develop innovative solutions for MTN’s business operations across Africa and Middle East Asia.
MTN is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. With the headquarters in Johannesburg, MTN has recorded 232.6 million subscribers across its operations making it the eleventh largest mobile network operator in the world and the largest in Africa. Its major operations and revenue are in and from Nigeria.
Huawei has a 17-year working relationship with MTN and is the company’s most important network solutions provider. The signing of the joint business innovation memorandum is an important part of their strategic partnership.
Both parties have agreed to expand Active Data Growth, Rich Media Services, Mobile Financial Services, Enterprise, and Wholesale businesses from the traditional voice and data service cooperation.
The memorandum will move MTN and Huawei beyond the traditional trading relationship and extend cooperation in strategic research, business scenario design, joint product development, and joint solution go-to-market that will have a far-reaching impact on the implementation of the MTN B.R.I.G.H.T. strategy and the vision of achieving Digital MTN.
MTN provides its telecommunication services in Nigeria, Iran, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Zambia, Yemen, Benin, Rwanda, Guinea, Republic of Congo, Botswana, Liberia, Swaziland, Guinea Bissau, South Sudan, and Cyprus.
(Country names listed from maximum to minimum number of MTN subscribers)