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MTN’s IIG Expands 40-fold

By John Lee. South African telco MTN has given an update on its operations in Iran. In its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016, the company said its MTN Irancell benefited from the country’s youthful demographics and higher smartphone penetration. Irancell is 51-percent owned by the state-owned Iran Electronic Industries. Iran Internet […]

MTN makes $295m Investment in Iran’s Telecoms Market

MTN has reached an agreement with Iran whereby the South African telecommunications company would invest more than $295 million in the Islamic Republic’s Net, a report said. “This investment, should it be completed, represents an opportunity to capitalize on the continued strong growth expected in the Iranian broadband market, with an initial focus on eight […]

MTN reviewing further Investment Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. South African telecom giant MTN Group has said the repatriation of monies from MTN Irancell is “expected to be normalised“. The company said that, following the easing of sanctions, it expects growth in the Iranian economy, and sees significant opportunities to expand its services, particularly in the digital space. In its full-year results […]

MTN Irancell Invests in IIG

The Iran Internet Group (IIG), the leading internet group in Iran with several million unique and paid transactions every month, just announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell. The group, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing platform Snapp, has secured the funding in a move that will further […]

South Africa’s MTN Eyes Expansion in Iran

A senior official with South Africa’s telecom giant MTN Group said it plans to increase its presence in Iran’s lucrative market following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions. “We’re very excited about Iran and the possibilities there,” MTN’s newly appointed head of strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Stephen van Coller, said in an interview with Reuters. “That […]

MTN Invests in “Iran’s Uber”

By John Lee. South African mobile phone company MTN Group has agreed to invest $22 million in Snapp.ir, Iran’s first cab-hailing smartphone app. Snapp CEO Shahram Shahkar informed Bloomberg that the funds would be used to allow the company to expand quickly from Tehran into other cities. He said it has grown to about 500,000 subscribers […]