MTN has extended its relationship with Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS) and the two group's will combine their international carrier services.

In terms of the deal, MTN International Carrier Services (ICS), which generated revenues of E223,2-million last year, will be combined with the business of BICS.
MTN will hold an equity interest of 20% in the enlarged BICS and appoint two directors to the board.
MTN believes the combination will improve the quality of the international traffic carrier service offerings of MTN operations while realising meaningful cost benefits.