MTN Africa to launch new partner programme

MTN Partner programmeThe programme will offer new partners a wide range of incentives and benefits. (Image Source: warrenski/Flickr)Telecom operator MTN has announced that it will launch a new partner programme on 15 September 2016 to attract partners to its ICT and mobile products and solutions ecosystem

Through the new partner programme, partners across the globe will have an opportunity to become an extension of the MTN brand. According to MTN, the new programme offers funding, discounts, incentives, referral fees and IP revenues structured within a tiered partner model which will give partners a range of benefits and added credibility.

"MTN, having expanded beyond telecoms and mobile with aspirations to become the ICT partner of choice, is now broadening its global ecosystem to include a wide range of partners under the new MTN Partner Programme. These selected partners include wholesalers, retailers, WASPs, OEMs, MVNOs, solutions partners, carriers and strategic alliances," said MTN Business South Africa general manager for partnerships Johannes Kanis. "This gives our partners a rare opportunity to leverage the MTN brand to expand their reach and deliver a broader range of high value integrated ICT products and solutions."

MTN aims to partner with a wide range of industry players, from up-and-coming entrepreneurs and independent software vendors to established ICT solution providers, to leverage the strengths of the partner ecosystem and deliver multifaceted, integrated and world-class solutions to address customer needs. Apart from providing access to sales support, training, incentives and co-marketing opportunities throughout its markets the programme will also support partners through access to coaching, co-marketing funding and sales incentives. Prospective partners will receive guidance from a partner advisory council led by MTN executives, invitations to specialised industry events and engagement through a dedicated partner hub.

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