MTN gets into the plat­form game

The Africa Report - - QUARTER -

South Africa’s huge tel­com MTN is launch­ing a round of new ser­vices in or­der to raise more rev­enue. It wants to be big in mo­bile money, mu­sic and chat in the 17 African coun­tries where it op­er­ates.


MTN is set to launch mu­sic-stream­ing ser­vices by July in all of its African mar­kets.


CEO Rob Shuter said in March that MTN will soon pi­lot an app it hopes will ri­val What­sapp and Wechat.


Nigeria, South Africa and Su­dan are set to be the next mar­kets to get MTN mo­bile­money ser­vices.

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