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MTN

MTN Group is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African and Middle Eastern countries.

MTN describes itself as "the leader in telecommunications in Africa and the Middle East" and as of early 2007 is active in 21 countries.

MTN Group's President and CEO is Phuthuma Nhleko. MTN acquired Investcom, thereby expanding to ten more countries, mainly under the Areeba and Spacetel brands.

Headlines Around the Web

Only MTNL, BSNL phones likely for babus

Nov 19 - The Times of India

Dealings?in?the?danger?zone

Jul 03, 2013 - Financial Times

Dealings?in?the?danger?zone

Jul 03, 2013 - Financial Times

S Africa suspends ambassador over Iran lawsuit

Jul 13, 2012 - Financial Times

Liberia: Lone Star-MTN Welcomes LTA Move, But...

Feb 02, 2012 - AllAfrica News

Zambia: MTN Donates to Matero Hospital

Dec 19, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Rwanda: MTN Joins KCC to Plant 7,000 Trees

Nov 27, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Uganda: MTN Announces Mobile Money Instabilities

Nov 24, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Sitting, former MP owe MTNL over Rs 9 crore

Nov 23, 2011 - The Times of India

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Airtel to Introduce Nokia X Android Smartphone in 17 African Countries

By IBTimes IN

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has partnered with Finnish maker Nokia to introduce the company's first ever Android-based smartphone Nokia X in the 17 countries in Africa. (Mar 21)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, BROADBAND, BHARTI AIRTEL, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Airtel, Safaricom Seek to Buy Kenyan Rival Essar's Yu

By Reuters

Kenya's two biggest telecoms operators, Safaricom (SCOM.NR) and the local unit of Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS), have made a joint bid for the smallest operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu, the industry regulator said on Monday. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, KENYA, BHARTI AIRTEL

Nigeria Says Fines Airtel, Others for Poor Service

By Reuters

Nigeria's telecoms regulator has fined mobile operators MTN (MTNJ.J), Airtel and Globacom a combined 647.5 million naira and banned them from selling SIM cards in March due to poor service, it said on Thursday. (Feb 28)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, NIGERIA, BHARTI AIRTEL

Myanmar Telecom Deal with Qatar Firm Draws Religious Factions, Criticism

By IBTimes AU

Several Myanmar nationals, particularly the religious and its supporters, express their criticism regarding their country's national mobile phone deal with a Qatar-based firm. (Jul 01, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, JAPAN, INDIA, BHARTI AIRTEL, PAKISTAN, ELECTIONS, INVESTMENT

Bharti Airtel Among Contenders to Receive Operating Licence in Myanmar

By Reuters

Myanmar, which is offering operating licences to global telecoms firms for the first time, will announce the outcome of the auction as planned on Thursday despite opposition in parliament. (Jun 27, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TELECOMS, BHARTI AIRTEL, INVESTMENT

Myanmar telecoms winners to be named despite house vote

By Reuters

Myanmar, which is offering operating licenses to global telecoms firms for the first time, will announce the outcome of the auction as planned on Thursday despite opposition in parliament. (Jun 27, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TELECOMS, BHARTI AIRTEL, INVESTMENT

Turkcell withdraws U.S. lawsuit against MTN Group

By Reuters

Turkish telecom company Turkcell dropped its multibillion-dollar U.S. lawsuit against rival African mobile phone group MTN Group, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that hurt its case. (May 02, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAWSUIT, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

MTN says U.S. ruling a "positive" in Iran suit defense

By Reuters

The chief executive of South African telecom MTN Group on Thursday hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling as a major boost to its defense against a $4.2 billion lawsuit from rival Turkcell. (Apr 18, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, SUPREME COURT, LAWSUIT

Google's Schmidt to visit Myanmar, an untapped telecoms market

By Reuters

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to go to Myanmar next week, the first high-profile tech company executive to visit after reforms that prompted Western nations to ease sanctions following decades of military dictatorship. (Mar 16, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: USAID, MICROSOFT, TELECOMS, INDIA, INTEL, INVESTMENT

South African mobile operator MTN eyes Myanmar license

By Reuters

MTN Group <MTNJ.J>, Africa's largest mobile phone company, is interested in a Myanmar operating license, which it expects will cost the winning bidder $200-$500 million in license fees. (Mar 07, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, TELECOMS, SOUTH AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, LAWSUIT