MTN is an emerging market mobile operator at the forefront of technological and digital changes. Inspired by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of modern connected life, we provide a diverse range of voice, data, digital, fintech, wholesale, and enterprise services to more than 277m customers in 21 markets.
We were established in South Africa at the dawn of democracy, in 1994, as a leader in transformation. Since then, we have grown by investing in sophisticated communication infrastructure, developing new technologies, and harnessing the talents of our diverse team of people to now offer services to communities across Africa and the Middle East.
Driven by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connection, we strive to connect Africa through digital and financial inclusion. We are inspired by the potential of African Innovation. We believe that our success is closely linked to inclusive socio-economic growth and development on the continent. As a champion for Africa, we have a pivotal role to play in addressing the considerable gaps in access to connectivity by driving mobile and internet adoption. Connectivity provides access to financial technology (fintech) and digital solutions that pave the way for participation in economic activities and education, enhancing lives and strengthening communities
MTN has always had an ambitious and pioneering spirit. For more than a quarter of a century, we have played a bold and prominent role in accelerating Africa’s development. When we started our journey, it was our ambition to brighten lives through the power of connectivity, and this continues to be a priority for us. Africa is young, dynamic, and ambitious. We see an opportunity to continue harnessing the power of MTN – not only through our brand strength, our footprint and best-in-class connectivity infrastructure but by offering technology platforms that are second to none, through Ambition 2025, our integrated platform strategy.
The MTN values of Leadership, Innovation, Relationships, Integrity, and Can Do are expressed in our vital behaviors:
- Complete Candour: “I openly and candidly share my views—regardless of the level or position of the person I am addressing.”
- Complete Accountability: “ When I need to hold people accountable to commitments and results, I speak to them directly—regardless of whether they are peers, senior leaders, direct reports, or anybody else.”
- Get it Done: “ When I notice problems or risks, I take action to try to resolve them—or escalate when I can’t—rather than waiting for someone else to notice them.”
- Active Collaboration: “ I do not hesitate to sacrifice time and resources to support colleagues, within or outside my function, in the best interest of the overall enterprise (MTN).”