MTN introduces mobile cloud services in Ghana

By Lawrence Quartey
Posted on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:10

The mobile phone operator launched the service on Wednesday ahead of six countries the parent company, MTN Group, had selected to pioneer the service in Africa. 

The other five countries are Cameroon, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda and South Africa.

MTN is the first mobile network operator in Africa to launch the Cloud Services Brokerage model. 

Cloud Services, a recent innovation, is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network.

End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or a light-weight desktop or mobile application while the business software and user’s data are stored on servers at a remote location.

Proponents claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of infrastructure.

MTN Ghana will manage the infrastructure and platforms that run applications for businesses and clients.

”This is very important milestone in the life of MTN business, which was launched in 2011 to provide ICT solutions to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates in Ghana.

”MTN new vision is to lead in the delivery of bold new digital services and the launch of cloud services in Ghana today attest to our progress in realising this vision,” Michael Ikpoti, CEO of MTN Ghana said at the launch.

He said given the emergence of new technologies and the strong drive towards digitilisation, the role of ICT in driving SMEs had become even more critical.

Ikpoti said MTN Ghana was ready to help businesses stay relevant and grow their business by improving customer experience. 

“This expectation is rooted in the belief that successful SMEs are core to the national agenda of most economies in Africa and Ghana,” he said.

MTN Ghana through research, he added, had identified challenges such as high cost of IT software and hardware facing SMEs in the country. смотря какой вы захотели ремонт в квартире сделать. В принципе любую инфу по ремонту можете посмотреть здесь . Так же они сами делают ремонт в квартирах, так что если что, пишите…

”What MTN Cloud Services seek to do is to enable SMEs to minimise these costs and at the same time improve productivity and efficiency,”
he said.

Ikpoti said MTN was investing $105 million this year to expand and upgrade its services in Ghana to assure customers of excellent delivery. 

MTN Group is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Middle Eastern countries.

In Ghana MTN is the leading mobile telecommunications operator with over 11 million subscribers.

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