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MTN Group, Microsoft sign strategic alliance agreement

3rd November 2022

By: Natasha Odendaal

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Telecommunications giant MTN Group and Microsoft have partnered to accelerate digital and cloud transformation across Africa.

The new strategic alliance, centred on transforming and modernising MTN’s communications and technology infrastructure, aims to deliver digital solutions that support governments, businesses of all sizes and customers using the versatility of Microsoft platforms, solutions and capabilities to accelerate value creation.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Microsoft – a company with the strength and scale to complement MTN’s capabilities and to support our Ambition 2025 strategy. Together we will use the power of technology and connectivity to innovate and accelerate the digitalisation and development of the continent,” says MTN Group chief strategy and transformation officer Chika Ekeji.

The two companies will develop joint go-to-market plans across the major markets where MTN operates to serve the digital transformation ambitions of African enterprise customers, with Microsoft also investing in skilling MTN Group resources to drive focused selling of Microsoft’s products and cloud services in Africa.

“We recognise the potential that Africa holds to stand among the leaders of the digital world, and we are committed to maximising our partnerships to deliver infrastructure that accelerates this transformation and enables a connected, digital-first continent,” says Microsoft Middle East and Africa corporate VP and president Samer Abu-Ltaif.

In addition to the cloud transformation and joint enterprise go-to-market plans, the partnership includes ongoing knowledge-sharing, innovation and growth opportunities.

Joint initiatives will be in areas such as digital education, micro, small and medium-sized digitisation, fintech and gaming, to create shared value and extend digital and financial inclusion across Africa.

“Our partnership with MTN will empower and enable the future growth of Africa through the joint development of innovative solutions; a dedicated focus on digital skilling and education; robust go-to-market strategy transformation; and the advancement of small, medium-sized and microenterprises and industries to compete on the global digital stage,” says Abu-Ltaif.

The parties will also execute a carrier agreement which will position MTN as a major provider of terrestrial connectivity to support Microsoft’s Africa-based expansion plans.

Both companies strongly believe that digital transformation, particularly when leveraging the power of the cloud, presents an opportunity for the continent to leap ahead and benefit from widespread socioeconomic growth.

“Our valuable, longstanding partnership with MTN will play a pivotal role in Africa’s digital transformation, and we are proud to continue building on that decade-long collaboration with our newest venture,” concludes Abu-Ltaif.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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