JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – MTN and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to bring more digital services to African consumers and businesses.
The two companies announced their move in a joint statement announcing an important part of their 17-year strategic working partnership.
According to the agreement, cooperation in strategic research, business scenario design, joint product development and joint go-to-market solutions would be extended.
In the agreement, the two companies agreed to expand active data growth, rich media services, mobile financial services, enterprise and wholesale businesses from the traditional voice and data service cooperation.
MTN Group Chief Operating Officer, Jens Schulte-Bockum said MTN was willing to work with Huawei to bring benefits to the public and society, to further eliminate the digital divide in [Africa and Middle East] countries, improve people’s lives, and achieve the vision of Digital MTN.
“MTN attaches great importance to cybersecurity, which is a global technical challenge. MTN will work with global partners to solve this problem and provide sustainable, stable and reliable digital services for the public and society,” said Schulte-Bockum.
Huawei President of the Middle East and Africa region said the signing of the joint business innovation memorandum with MTN would strengthen strategic cooperation between the two parties in the future.