MTN Business, the organisation formed after MTN Network Solutions merged with Verizon in March this year, has officially opened its doors – and announced a windfall for its corporate customers of up to 50% additional data bandwidth for the same price.
Customers with 2Mbps or more access will be able to claim up to 50% more bandwidth at no extra charge from today.
"We are looking forward to changing the landscape next year but are examining ways to give our customers a competitive advantage now," says Angela Gahagan, executive at MTN Business.
"We believe that there is already a disconnect between the amount of bandwidth customers require and the amount of bandwidth they can afford, and that pent-up demand will only increase in 2010 onwards."
She adds that MTN Business is able to make this offer to customers following the network efficiencies achieved through the merger between MTN Network Solutions and Verizon Business South Africa.
"Not only does the integration allow even more network resilience, but our network is now at the stage where the synergies are no longer theoretical. We can now exploit these to the benefit of customers – existing and potential."
The economic rebound, increasing use of cloud computing, convergence, network services and natural organic growth are all expected to increase the bandwidth demands of most South African companies.
Says Gahagan: "This offer is valid as of today and our network is fully prepared for any increased bandwidth requirements from customers who wish to explore our pan-African and global offerings. We are set on being a catalyst in driving industry competitiveness; to not only compel principled industry developments, but to stimulate economic progress for the greater good of our customers, our country and the continent."