MTN Group Adjudged Africa’s Top Telecoms Brand
Brand Finance, a leading independent brand valuation consultancy, has named MTN the most valuable telecom brand in Africa in its recent annual report.
The report elaborated that despite the challenging economic conditions and regulatory challenges in some markets MTN’s brand value was enhanced by a solid overall performance for the year.
Brand finance added that MTN also focused on clients and provided high-quality service across all its markets.
MTN President and Group CEO Rob Shutter emphasized, “Amid these unprecedented times in fighting a global pandemic, MTN Group is humbled by the Brand Finance recognition and our progress in rising up through the ranks of this year’s Telecoms 150 report.”
Brand Finance CEO, David Haigh stated that “MTN is to be commended for its performance in its home market as well as further afield. They are increasingly recognised throughout Africa by their customers as providing high-quality service because their brand image is deeply rooted in more than just marketing campaigns.”
He added that MTN’s ‘BRIGHT’ strategy allows the telco to grow revenues through data and digital as it on growing its subscriber base.
It also upgraded MTN’s brand strength rating from AAA- to AAA. This is as the result of the consistent strong leadership position in the telecommunication sector in Africa and the other markets within which it operates.
The report, however, said that the brand value of the world’s biggest companies will be greatly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We have built a sound, robust and resilient organisation that can and will weather the storm before us. As a Group, we are taking the decisive steps required to persevere in our MTN spirit of togetherness and a positive, can-do attitude,” Rob Shuter stressed.