MTN has opened its network infrastructure to companies that want to provide mobile data and voice services in a move that will pit it against Cell C, which is the leader in that market.

Companies such as FNB, Standard Bank, Virgin Mobile and Mr Price are roaming on Cell C to provide data and services to customers as a value add to their existing offerings. These companies are described as mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) — they do not own infrastructure but lease capacity from mobile network operators. ..

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