MTN Ghana has introduced eSIM also known as embedded or Electronic SIM.
The eSIM is a virtual SIM that is inbuilt in mobile and smart devices at the point of manufacture.
Customers get the convenience of seamlessly switching between multiple mobile numbers on a single SIM device.
MTN eSIM allow customers to connect smart devices like their smartphone, tablets, and smart watches.
The eSIM is available to both Pay- As -You -Go (Prepaid) and Post -paid individual and corporate subscribers. It can be accessed digitally via MyMTN App.
Customers with already registered numbers with MTN will have their numbers upgraded to eSIM.
New subscribers will go through the normal registration process using the Ghana Card and have their biometric data captured. All new eSIM activations comes with free 10GB one-off non-expiry data bundle upon successful activation.
Commenting on the introduction of the eSIM service, the Chief Commercial Officer of MTN Ghana, Noel Kojo-Ganson noted that the introduction of the eSIM reaffirms MTN’s commitment to leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress and providing our valued customers with the benefits of a modern connected life.
He said, “As a brand, we continue to show that enhancing customer experience, leveraging digitization and innovation remain our priority. The introduction of eSIM further cements our commitment to offering more value-added solutions to our existing as well as potential customers.
The introduction of eSIM is in line with MTN’s vision ‘to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to its customers’ and fulfil its Ambition 2025 objectives.
The eSIM will allow customers to access multiple devices with eSIM compatibility and enhance customer experience. It offers subscriptions to millions of new devices without the existing SIM card logistics.
It is also to enhance the customer experience with immediate connectivity for their new device.”
MTN delays 5G pilots
MTN Ghana had to put back a pilot of its 5G services this year due to the lack of licence from the regulator.
The company did not give a time frame of when the pilot will eventually begin.
Initially, the operator predicted the launch of 5G services in March this year but discussions are still ongoing with regulators.
MTN readies 1,322 sites for 5G
The telecom giant has modernized at least 1,322 sites in readiness for the launch of commercial 5G services.
525 gigabits per second packet core capacity
The company has also upgraded its packet core capacity to 525 gigabits per second, which is designed to power its converged voice and data services on 4G LTE and also effectively deploy and operate one packet network for 2G, 3G and a wide range of other technologies.
5G Packet Core also known as 5G Core (5GC) is the heart of a 5G mobile network, and it handles a wide variety of essential functions in the mobile network, such as connectivity and mobility management, authentication and authorization, subscriber data management and policy management, among others things.
Ghana has a 90% 4G coverage rate
Already, MTN had over that past 25 years mounted 4,100 sites and over 400 rural telephony sites, providing 98% 2G/3G coverage and 73% 4G coverage across the country.
MTN has also built an additional 120 new 2G/3G sites and 607 new 4G sites this year alone.
MTN was established in South Africa at the dawn of democracy in 1994 as a leader in transformation.
Since then, the company has grown by investing in sophisticated communication infrastructure, developing new technologies and by harnessing the talents of its diverse people.
MTN Ghana is the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Ghana.
The MTN Group is currently a multinational telecommunications group, with its core operations in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The Company has over 17.83 million subscribers with a market share of approximately 55.09% as at December 2017. MTN Ghana, in line with its vision and mission, continues to lead the delivery of a bold new Digital World to customers and to make their lives a whole lot brighter.
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