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MTN builds partner ecosystem

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MTN Nigeria along with hundreds of Nigerian businesses; large-scale to SMEs, came together for the ICT Company’s maiden Partner Summit, themed ‘MTN Fusion’.

The Partner Summit, which held on Thursday, November 8, at the Landmark Events Centre will be held annually and will see MTN Nigeria bring together key stakeholders, which include MTN Business partners, thought-leaders, Small and Medium Enterprise owners, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector to unveil MTN’s long-awaited Partner Program.

The program will materially change the way MTN serves the Nigerian enterprise market, enabling local and global partners to become part of the MTN Business solutions offering. According to Lynda Saint-Nwafor, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer, “MTN knows that we cannot be the subject matter expert in every field in ICT. Thus, we believe strongly in partnering with other like-minded companies; we are building a vibrant ecosystem of partners that share our ethos and values to empower SMEs, drive efficiencies for Large Enterprises and work with the Public Sector to improve citizen engagement.”

She added: “Up to now, we have been engaging partners on case-by-case basis. These partners either bring in the needed technology and platforms to co-create new solutions or share their unique expertise and competencies to help us develop solutions that drive growth and increase market reach. This summit, therefore, provides us with an opportunity to bring our trusted and new partners together to share our partner operating model and structure, the aim of which is to make it easier for partners to work with MTN to create the future together.”

MTN Nigeria’s ecosystem of partners includes Technology, Capability and Channel Partners. The Technology Partners are responsible for providing ICT and other complementary technology solutions and services. Capability Partners offer complementary value chain competencies, while Channel Partners expand channels or access to market. MTN Partner Program initiative will thus be geared towards harnessing the power of partnership in delivering the benefits of a modern connected future to the end user.

About MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria is Africa’s largest provider of communications services, connecting over 55 million[1] people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group which operates in 22 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.


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