MTN has opted over the years to enter parts of the world seen as too risky by many other carriers. That’s left it vulnerable to legal entanglements, unpredictable politics and regulatory crackdowns.
South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award of a mobile phone licence to MTN Group after it was initially given to Turkcell.
MTN Group remains on track to report a total 2018 dividend of R5/share, despite “continued challenges in repatriating funds from MTN Irancell”, it said in notes alongside interim results for the six months to 30 June.
MTN on Wednesday said group revenue increased by 7,1% year on year, supported by a 29,4% improvement in data revenue, suggesting a return to a firmer footing for the Johannesburg-headquartered emerging markets telecommunications giant. However, group subscriber