Following that first voice call in 2001, MTN Nigeria went on to launch its services in Abuja, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. The company owned by South Africa’s MTN Group has gone on to become a very important corporate in the west African country and one of the largest companies in Nigeria. The company has been, for several years, a contentious one, between South Africa and Nigeria escalating all the way up to the highest political offices of each country.
Now, why is MTN Nigeria so important? Well, just slightly over 30% of MTN Group’s revenues come from its Nigerian subsidiary alone. This is despite MTN having operations in over 20 countries.