CORPORATE INFORMATION ABOUT MTN NIGERIA
Spearheading Nigeria's ICT Revolution.
With over 55 million subscribers, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (MTNN) provides cellular network access and ICT solutions to millions of Nigerians, connecting whole communities with each other and with the rest of the world. It is also the largest subsidiary in the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group offering world-class cellular network access and business solutions to over 210 million subscribers in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
Since inception in 2001, MTNN has led the growth in the voice market to become the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria and West Africa. It is now pursuing new growth opportunities in the data and ICT space. This lead position is evident in a differentiated and attractive array of product and service offerings, as well as a growing bouquet of ICT products.
With 15 Service centres, 144 Connect Stores and 247 Connect Points located in every state of the federation, MTN is poised to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to the Nigerian market.
MTNN is 75.81% owned by MTN International (Mauritius) Limited (MTNI); 18.7% held by Nigerian shareholders through special purpose vehicles; 2.78% owned by Mobile Telephone Networks NIC B.V and 2.71% owned by Shanduka Telecommunication (Mauritius) Limited.
Our Vision and Values
Our vision is to lead the delivery of a bold, new, Digital World to our customers.
Our mission is to make our customers' lives a whole lot brighter.
While we add value through our products and services, we are also committed to adding value by ensuring good corporate governance, which has earned us commendation from various arms of government. We are proud to note that our level of fiscal compliance (through various tax payments) has made a significant contribution to Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product.
As a global brand, MTN subsists on the core brand values of Leadership, Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and a Can do attitude. We pride ourselves on our ability to make the seemingly impossible possible, connecting people with friends, family and opportunities and enriching lives through our products and services.
Nigeria's Number 1, since 2001
On February 9, 2001, we secured one of four available licenses to operate digital GSM (Global System for Mobile Telecommunications) telephony from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). A licence fee of US$285 million was paid for an initial 15 year period, allowing MTN Nigeria to provide and operate a 900 and 1800 MHz second-generation digital mobile service within Nigeria.
MTN Nigeria made the first call on its network on May 16, 2001.
On March 19, 2007, we were also granted a 3G licence from the NCC, and later made a payment of $150 million before commencing 3G services in the same year.
Since commencing business operations in August 2001, MTN Nigeria has consistently placed a high premium on network quality, customer service and value-added services which truly enrich customers' lives.
As a pioneer and leader in the industry, MTN has also recorded several notable firsts, which have positioned our operations and activities as a point of reference for the telecoms industry and the business community in Nigeria and Africa.
Powering Connections... via First - Class Technology
MTN's commitment to first-class network quality is at the centre of its key value proposition to its esteemed customers.
Our leadership position in the area of network investment, coverage, expansion and state of the art infrastructure is also evident - with more than $12 billion invested to date in fixed assets and facilities nationwide and an additional $3 billion investment to be ploughed into the network over the next 2 years (2013-2015).
As a result of these massive investments, MTN Nigeria now has the most expansive network coverage, spread across 3,340 cities, towns and villages in all 36 states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). MTN also provides network coverage to 89.24% of Nigeria's land mass, while over 86.46% of the population have access to our services.
We continue to break new grounds in network expansion while providing state-of-the-art network infrastructure. Some memorable milestones in our journey include:
The MTN network is coordinated from one hundred and seventeen (117) switches spread across the country in the following order: Lagos (25), Abuja (13), Asaba (15), Kano (12), Port Harcourt (7), Ibadan (12), Owerri (13), Kaduna (6), Enugu (9) and Benin (5).