S.Africa's MTN aims to launch mobile service in Namibia around August
WINDHOEK, June 13 (Reuters) - MTN Group, Africa's
biggest mobile telecoms firm, is aiming to launch a mobile
service in Namibia around the end of August, a company executive
Currently state-owned operator MTC dominates in Namibia, a
country of 2 million people.
Johannesburg-listed MTN has operated in Namibia for over 20
years but has mainly provided internet services to financial
institutions, wholesale customers and logistics institutions.
It already offers mobile services in other African countries
including South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana, as well as Iran.
"We are working towards end of August," Hester Marais, an
executive at MTN Namibia, said in an interview.
MTN plans to use state-owned Telecom Namibia's network
infrastructure for its mobile service. It also plans to enter
the local mobile money market.
(Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa; editing by Alexander Winning and
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