The National Treasury has appointed MTN as the new mobile service provider to the government for the next five years.
The contract allows for all entities of state to “utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment”.
The scale of the government’s requirements is expected to allow MTN to develop systems, innovative pricing and products that will not add value to South Africa and also significantly improve on existing mobile telecommunications service delivery.
Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN South Africa says, “We are both humbled and honoured by the faith National Treasury has shown in MTN with this critical partnership over a five-year term. A huge team at MTN spent months analysing the state’s requirements and then developing the very best solutions to not only meet those expectations, but to exceed them.”
The contract will succeed a previous agreement government had negotiated with Vodacom which will expire at the end of March 2021.