Africa Connected

MTN, driving connectivity in Cote d'Ivoire

Exploring the various sectors of Cote d'Ivoire’s economy for Africa Connected, Nikiwe Bikitsha talks to MTN’s CEO about the mobile and technology space in the country.

Having firmly established their roots throughout the country, telecommunications giant MTN went from the seventh biggest operator in the Ivory Coast to the second – reaching close to 10 million subscribers over the last 12 years.

Ivory Coast has good and reliable infrastructure

Freddy Tchalla, CEO at MTN Cote d'Ivoire

Positive about MTN’s significant progress thus far, CEO Freddy Tchalla attributes the decision to continue annual investments to the current strength of the country’s infrastructure.

Putting the network’s growth into perspective for a potential investor – in 2016, MTN saw an increase of 215% in volumes and, with convergence and the introduction of 4G, this rapid growth in the digital market is set to soar.

The distribution sector is available for disruption.

Freddy Tchalla, CEO at MTN Cote d'Ivoire

Offering advice to foreign investors, Tchalla says that the willingness of other countries to discover the various sectors will lead to the realisation that business in Cote d'Ivoire is extremely positive.

Click here to access the Africa Connected portal or click below to watch Nikiwe's full interview withthe CEO of MTN Cote d'Ivoire, Freddy Tchalla:


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