In the wake of COVID-19, the challenges of reducing the Group’s risk profile and Holdco leverage have been brought into sharper focus. The pandemic has also highlighted the opportunities presented by the shift in the global operating environment. These factors inform the case for change and the need to revise our strategy. In light of the digital acceleration taking place globally, MTN recognises the opportunity to win in digital services in our markets as customers come online for the first time. In so doing, there is also an opportunity for MTN to align our priorities more closely with the development agendas of our operating markets.
Our revised strategy, Ambition 2025, is anchored in building the largest and most valuable platform business with a clear focus on Africa. This will rest on a scale connectivity and infrastructure business, making use of both mobile and fixed access networks across the consumer, enterprise and wholesale segments. The implementation of this growth strategy will be accelerated through selective partnerships and leveraging MTN’s brand as the most trusted and valued in Africa, while it will be supported and funded through enhanced cost and capex efficiencies. The execution of Ambition 2025 is embodied in four clear strategic priorities. We have identified five vital enablers to assist in operationalising our strategy.
5 growth platforms, underpinned by Africa’s largest connectivity network
Network as a service (NaaS)