MTN is a leading telecommunications operator in the Middle East and Africa. Through its legal entity Areeba, the company won the second GSM license in Afghanistan in July 2006 and was later re-branded to MTN in 2008.
About the MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN”. As at 31 December 2008, MTN recorded 90 million customers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East.
Sustainability forms the foundation of the MTN Group’s investment philosophy. Actively embedding sustainability principles in the way we do business ultimately impacts on our people, our reputation and our profits. We want to be here, as successful as ever, in the future. We therefore, we acknowledge that while we must make a profit, it is our responsibility to be a relevant contributor to the development and sustainability of the communities we touch and interact with.
Shahre Now, Kabul Afghanistan