Connect. Partner. Grow
All eyes on 2025
“The volume of data traffic is booming,” says CEO Frédéric Schepens. “This means we will require a more dense and robust terrestrial fibre network. We are looking at in-country fibre networks, cross-border fibre links, and forming regional rings, and east coast to west coast fibre routes,”
"If you want to go fast go alone.
If you want to go far GROW together." African Proverb
Who We Are
GlobalConnect is a Pan-African digital wholesale and infrastructure services company founded in 2017, and an operating company in the MTN Group. GlobalConnect manages MTN's international and national major wholesale activities, in addition to offering reliable wholesale and infrastructure solutions for fixed connectivity and wholesale mobility solutions that include international mobile services, Voice, SMS, signalling, roaming and interconnect.
The MTN Group launched in 1994 is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world and is inspired by the belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. Embracing the Ambition 2025 strategy, MTN is anchored on building the largest and most valuable platform business, with a clear focus on Africa with a subscriber base of 276 million customers.
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MTN GlobalConnect is your leading Pan-African infrastructure services company and your doorway to the African continent in wholesale. We capitalise on the most significant backbone in Africa – MTN.Net. As the single-entry point to the largest network infrastructure in Africa, we manage over 100,000 km of proprietary fibre in our network.
Our multicultural team consists of over 27 nationalities located across the globe. The team is highly skilled in forging local and global partnerships around the world.
We sell and buy to/from other wholesale players. We manage international assets, traffic for MTN operating companies as well as for third parties that we support with a valuable portfolio of services for growing their business and managing their operations.
Our core belief at the MTN Group is that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. Our vision is to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers. As a wholesale company, we are on a mission to ensure everyone is connected securely making the highways of telecommunication accessible and available across the whole region.
“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far grow together.”
Africa's future is bright. Home to the last 1+ billion to be connected. Africa’s digital future rests with its youth where the current median age is 20 years old.* African consumers & enterprises are joining the global and digital economy at an unprecedented rate. Now more than ever, in Africa, digital is native. Digital connectivity fosters growth.
As Your Partner of Scale, We Offer You
Easy Access to Africa
Scale your business with a single-entry doorway into the most significant network infrastructure in Africa. We can take you where others don’t go
Single Point of Contact
Access to the 20 MTN operating companies across Africa with single contracts and SLA’s
Digital Connectivity Platforms
Access to multiple Y’elloConnect Digital Communication Platforms for Messaging, Voice, Signaling and Roaming
Evolving Business Model
We are building an open-access model FibreCo linking our submarine cable assets to new terrestrial fibre routes touching 7 countries and highlighted by 3 new routes connecting the East to the West Coast of Africa
We never stand still. We expand and we partner. Our Ambition 2025 is 135,000km of fibre and that is just the beginning