We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Africa’s largest mobile operator MTN says robust demand for data helped group core profit grow more than a fifth in its first quarter to end-March, also reporting strong subscriber growth momentum in Nigeria, its biggest market, despite new SIM registration rules.

Group service revenue rose 15.9% to R42.26bn in the quarter ending March, MTN said on Friday, with subscriber numbers up 3.2% to 276.2-million, or 3.9% when excluding Africa’s most populous country. The group’s core profit was up 21.1% year on year, with data revenue up more than a third, and data usage rising almost half...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now