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MTN revamps Sky offering

MTN revamps Sky offering

Mobile network operator MTN has launched revamped premium MTN Sky plans (including MTN Sky, MTN Sky VIP and MTN Sky Black) which the company says includes unlimited calls, unlimited SMS' and "significantly higher inclusive-data value".

The company adds that as part of the plan, customers will receive exclusive access to priority VIP helpdesk and travel discounts on flights and accommodation – in partnership with Travelstart.

According to MTN, customers can receive a double-up on data with Night Express and Anytime Data, and benefit from Entertainment Pass 14GB and 20GB Anytime Once-off data (valid for 30 days) on MTN Sky and Sky VIP plans.

The company adds that only the data range differs from package to package - MTN Sky offers 30GB (15GB anytime and 15GB Night Express), MTN Sky VIP offers 50GB (25GB Anytime and 25GB Night Express) and MTN Sky Black offers uncapped data with a 100GB Fair Usage Policy.

The monthly SIM only subscriptions are R999p/m, R1499p/m and R1999p/m respectively and are available on the latest devices, on first-time initiation, MTN stipulates.

Jacqui O'Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs, MTN SA, says the revamp underlines the company's commitment to ensuring maximum value on contracts at all times.

"It's about going above and beyond what customers have come to expect from service providers, whilst offering maximum value on contracts at all times... MTN Sky offers flexibility, choice and added-value, and gives our customers the opportunity to select a premium package that is most suited to their needs, usage and individual lifestyles."

In early August 2019, the company presented results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 and affirmed its decision to prioritise its FinTech operation, mobile money, recovery of prepaid, 4G coverage, Ayoba and MusicTime.

Rob Shuter, MTN Group President and chief executive officer, said: "We had a good first half, reporting solid financial results, good commercial momentum and encouraging strategic progress. We saw growth of 12% in adjusted headline earnings per share, which is the first time that we have delivered growth in this measure in recent years. Our service revenue grew just below 10% and EBITDA just above 10%, both on a constant currency basis. "

"Commercially, we had strong subscriber growth of 7,7 million in the first six months of the year to reach a total of 240 million subscribers. The number of active data users grew by 3,5 million to 82 million and our 30-day active Mobile Money users grew by 2,4 million to 30 million."

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