Telkom inks a new roaming agreement with MTN

9 Nov 2021

Telkom inked a new roaming agreement with MTN, saying that its customers now have access to three networks – its own, Vodacom’s and MTN’s. The latest agreement, effective 1 November 2021, ensures that Telkom has access to MTN’s 2G, 3G and 4G services. Lunga Siyo, CEO of Telkom Consumer, said in a statement: ‘The access to MTN South Africa’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks adds coverage while reducing Telkom’s overall roaming costs. The addition of a second roaming partner is well within our current roaming spend. We remain on course with our plan to progressively reduce our roaming costs over time.’ Telkom previously terminated its roaming agreement with MTN in favour of a comprehensive agreement with Vodacom (gaining access to its 2G, 3G and 4G services) in December 2018.

In related news, MTN Group has reportedly expressed an interest in acquiring Telkom. However, Telkom has so far shown no interest in a sale, Bloomberg News writes citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

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