Launched in 1994 The MTN Group Limited (MTN Group)
MTN is a global player operating in about two dozen countries.
Offering cellular network access and business solutions.
Listed in South Africa on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) Telecommunications sector.
Multinational telecommunications provider, with its core operations in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, 90,7 million recorded subscribers (December 2008)
CALL LOG 2008 May 6: Bharti Airtel begin talks with MTN to buy stake in the South African company May 25: Bharti and MTN call off talks May 27: Reliance Communications (RCom) and MTN sign a 45-day exclusivity agreement to negotiate a deal Jul 19: RCom and MTN call off talks 2009 May 25: Bharti-MTN announce talks for a $23-billion share-swap-and-cash deal. Deadline set for July 31 Aug 3: Bharti-MTN extend deadline from July 31 to August 31 Aug 20: Bharti-MTN extend deadline again to September 30 Sep 14: South African government says MTN’s ‘South African character’ must be maintained Sep 15: Indian government says open to dual listing in India Sep 24: Officials from the South African government meet Sebi, RBI and finance ministry mandarins