South Africa mobile operator MTN SA is making massive strides and has been rewarded with awards for excellence in the broadband and telecommunications industry.
The multinational mobile telecommunications company recently received the MyBroadband award for Best Mobile Network of the Year, which is based on over one million network tests which were performed across South Africa, comparing the performance of mobile networks.
They also won the Internet Service Provider of the Year award for Supersonic, and Chief Executive Officer, Godfrey Motsa, was named IT Personality of the Year for his contribution to the development of the ICT sector and for building a viable telecoms company.
In an interview with MyBroadband, Motsa shared his sentiments on the state of the South African telecoms industry and outlined MTN’s plans for the future.
According to Motsa, MTN is battling it out for market share over Fixed LTE coverage to the home.
“We are currently focused on Fixed LTE penetration to the home. Historically, this is an area that hasn’t done very well. There are about 17 million homes in the country, and the majority of them are unconnected, which is why this is a big focus area for us,” said Motsa.
“We’re also making sure that we’re building a strong network,improving our customer service and continuing to innovate. It’s simple – if we can get 5G spectrum, we’ll create wonders for the country,” added Motsa
According to Motsa, other focus areas that the operator is looking into includes Fintech, which is a field where MTN see great opportunities.
“This quarter, we are going to launch Mobile Money (MoMo) in South Africa,” Motsa said.
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This article was published in partnership with MTN.