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MTN Group profile

MTN Group profileMTN Group Limited (MTN Group or the Group) is a leading provider of communications services, offering cellular network access and business solutions. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE under the Industrial – Telecommunications – Mobile Telecommunications sector.

As at 31 December 2005, MTN Group had 23,2 million subscribers across its cellular network operations. Since inception in 1994 the MTN Group has invested R32,1 billion in telecommunications infrastructure.

MTN South Africa

MTN South Africa trades through MTN Network Operator, MTN Service Provider and MTN Network Solutions. Launched in 1994, MTN South Africa had 10,2 million subscribers on 31 December 2005. MTN South Africa’s national GSM network is one of the largest networks in the world, with approximately 4 738 base station sites covering 19 200km of road and 900 000km2 of land, and provides access to 94% of South Africa’s population.

MTN Nigeria

A subsidiary of MTN International (Mauritius), MTN Nigeria was launched in 2001 and is the leading GSM operator in that country, with a subscriber base of 8,4 million at 31 December 2005. MTN Nigeria’s GSM network currently comprises over 2 120 base stations and 348 900km2 of transmission infrastructure, providing access to approximately 64% of Nigeria’s population.

Other mobile operations

MTN International also offers cellular network access and associated services through its subsidiaries and joint ventures in Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Swaziland, Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Botswana, Congo Brazzaville and Iran. These operations had a combined subscriber base of 4,6 million at 31 December 2005.