MTN Swaziland LTD is a subsidiary of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company, and started operating in September 1998. MTN Swaziland is the only mobile telecommunications company in the country.
The MTN Group mission is to make our customers' lives a whole lot brighter. The MTN Group vision is to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers.
MTN partnered with the Swaziland Post and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC) in July 1998, and two months later, during the Swazi Independence Day celebrations, King Mswati III made the first cellular call in the country. By December 1998, MTN Swaziland was commercially operational.
The company initially offered only voice calls and SMS services. Internet services were only introduced commercially in 2007. The success of the company has since continued with additional products and services now available to customers. Such products included the launch of voicemail, Biz'emoyeni recharge and call-back services.
As of December 2014, MTN Swaziland recorded a subscriber base of over 900 000 in a country with just 1.1 million people.