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MTN Group signs Teoco to standardise its radio networks in MEA





Rob Shuter MTN Group CEO

MTN Group CEO: Rob Shuter


The Pan African telecommunications company, MTN Group has signed an agreement with network optimization firm, Teoco to standardise its radio and microwave networks across the region.

The group said that it will deploy the optimization firm’s asset backhaul and asset radio on its subsidiary networks spreading across 18 different countries.

This way, MTN Group will enjoy the capacity of standardizing reports in areas such as population coverage and the ability of knowing the amount of people that can use MTN services.

The new deal will make MTN Group’s visibility of its population coverage across Africa and the Middle East much better.

Executive network design & planning, MTN Group, Navindran Naidoo  said having a standard planning tool across MTN Group allows them to be consistent in their approach to network planning and optimization.

Naidoo said the data they collect on their subscribers needs to be highly accurate if it is to improve their business operations.

Having worked with TEOCO for more than 20 years they are certain the company will help them achieve their subscriber goals.”

MTN Group is the largest telecommunications in Africa, claiming more than 233 million subscribers in 21 consumer markets across the continent. The company also provides enterprise services to businesses in 23 African nations.

Nigeria is MTN Group’s biggest market, where it boasts over 58 million subscribers.

As one of the region’s biggest telcos, MTN Group has a diverse range of subscribers, from South Africa and Nigeria to Yemen and Afghanistan, making it challenging to obtain accurate subscriber data.

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Founder and CEO of TEOCO, Atul Jain said they are delighted to continue to grow their relationship with MTN Group.

Jain went on to say that the importance of utilizing the proper tools to analyze and monitor the Telco’s subscriber base can not be overemphasized.

MTN group spread

MTN Group’s spread – Image credit: MTN

By consistently analyzing data, through standardized tools like ASSET, MTN Group can make important network decisions and track the impact across entire continents.

This provides significant economies of scale and delivers a differentiated customer and mobile network experience.”


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