MTN Ghana: Everything You Need To Know About The Telecommunication Giant

MTN Ghana is the leading telecommunication in Ghana and beyond. The telecommunication giant was founded in 1994, with its headquarters cited in South Africa.

Almost 80% of the people in Ghana are subscribed to MTN services, especially the MTN mobile money service (MOMO).

And hey, if you have been using the MTN Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) for a while, then it’s time you have to know more about them.

This post brings you the history of MTN Ghana, their aim, the countries they operate in, and how they contribute to the community developments through the MTN Ghana Foundation.

What Is MTN Ghana?

MTN is a leading organization in the mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana. It offers subscribers a wide range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and “Pay As You Go” Services.

The organization is focused on consolidating its position as the market leader and fulfilling its commitment to bring world-class telecommunication services to the country.

MTN has blended mobile telecommunication services into the development of a brand that has become a lifestyle.

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 As the leading telecommunication network in Ghana, MTN has various marketing initiatives suitable for its subscribers.

 They have several exciting offers like the MTN Bright Scholarship Foundation to sponsor brilliant students to further their education in Ghana. 

Not only that, but they also have other offers like MTN Mobile Money (MOMO) service, MTN Jara, MTN Quick Loan, MTN Mashup, and many more.

What Is The Full Meaning Of MTN In Ghana?

The full meaning of MTN is Mobile Telecommunication Network. It’s one of the largest telecommunication companies in Ghana.

It’s a multi-billion corporation that affects almost every family in Ghana. MTN was formerly known as M-Cell. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Roodepoort, South Africa.

The operations of MTN Ghana started in Ghana in 1996 with Scancom as one of the privately own mobile telecommunication firms in the country.

Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) acquired Investcom Limited, which owned Scancom (GH) Ltd., the operator of Areeba Ghana, in 2007. To remember, Areeba was then Spacefon (space-to-space) in Ghana until MTN, the telecommunication giant, took over.

How Old Is MTN In Ghana?

The MTN group limited was founded in 1994 ant its headquarters is in Roodepoort, South Africa. So, MTN is now 27 years from the time it was birth.

However, its operation in Ghana started in 1996. Therefore, MTN Ghana is now 25 years as of the time of writing.

What Is The Purpose Of MTN Ghana?

MTN’s vision is to be the leader in telecommunications in emerging markets. When MTN entered the telecommunication industry, they found out that Africa has an underdeveloped telecommunications infrastructure.

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And they aim to bring innovative ways to solve the biggest problem in the communication industry. With such energy, now MTN is one of the popular, trusted, and leading telecommunication networks today.

The Foundation was established in 2007 to focus chiefly on three focus areas in the community. These are the Health, Education, and Economic empowerment drive.

MTN Ghana

According to the foundation reports projected in December 2020, the foundation has invested more than GHC 53.3 Million in social impact projects.

And based on their 2020 statistics, about 4 million lives have been impacted, and 152 social projects are completed, confirming that MTN Ghana is goal-driven indeed.

How Many Countries Does MTN Operates In?

Launched in 1994, MTN Group is a leading rising markets mobile operator at the fore of the world’s technological changes.

MTN Group is connecting more than 203 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East as of the time of writing.

  1. Ghana
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Benin
  4. Botswana
  5. Cameroon
  6. Ivory Coast
  7. Cyprus
  8. Guinea Bissau
  9. Guinea Republic
  10. Iran
  11.  Liberia
  12.  Nigeria
  13. Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville)
  14.  Rwanda
  15. South Africa
  16. Sudan
  17. South Sudan
  18. Swaziland
  19. Syria
  20. Uganda
  21. Yemen
  22.  Zambia. 
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Which Country Owns MTN?

The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Roodepoort, South Africa.

What Kind Of Company Is MTN Ghana?

MTN is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Africa and the Middle East. Therefore, MTN Ghana operates in the mobile telecommunications industry.

What Is The Slogan Of MTN Ghana?

MTN slogan for various advertisements and campaigns is “Everywhere You Go.”

How To Contact MTN Customer Care

Physical Address

Scancom Limited,

Plot OER 6

Independence Avenue,

West Ridge, Accra



MTN Ghana WhatsApp Number


Toll-free number



[email protected]


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