Feb 2014

Economic growth cannot not occur unless the consumer has the appropriate devices to support and enhance the data experience, Mr Rahul De, Chief Marketing Officer of Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), has stated.

Mr De, who made the statement at the launch of MTN/Huawe Ascend Y220 Handset in Accra, yesterday, noted that in many markets across the globe, data services had become increasingly important to socio-economic development.

He said it was for this reason that MTN― the leading mobile data provider with 47.37% of the data market― decided to partner others to move Ghana forward in the digital economy Ghana.

He said MTN was focussed on investing in world class technologies aimed at bringing relevant telecom services to their subscribers and was, therefore, excited to partner with Huawei to make available mobile phones that would enable people with busy lifestyles work away from their offices.

Mr De disclosed that MTN had invested more than US $ 90 million in the WACS submarine cable to provide MTN subscribers in Ghana and across Africa the needed bandwidth and spent US $ 105 million on additional network upgrades and expansions.

He gave the assurance that similar investments would be made this year in the latest telecom technologies to deliver excellent network services and enrich the mobile telephony experience of subscribers.

Source: ISD (G. D. Zaney)