BT and MTN Business has announced a strategic agreement to provide world-class security and communications services to business customers throughout Africa.
MTN Business customers, both new and existing, will have access to a variety of solutions, including cloud-based security and consulting, managed connectivity, and voice services, which will be delivered seamlessly as part of MTN’s Enterprise portfolio while meeting local regulatory and compliance requirements.
The two major operators will work closely together to complement each other’s skills. Clients will benefit from BT’s cutting-edge technology, as well as MTN’s strong ground presence and proximity to customers.
BT and MTN’s first offering will be a Security Operations Centre (SOC)-service, which will allow clients to consistently monitor and enhance their cyber-security while preventing, detecting, analyzing, and responding to cyber-security issues. The new solution is built on BT’s cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) service, which combines cutting-edge technologies with BT’s unrivaled track record of securing the world’s best organizations.
The solution will be scaled up and made available to MTN’s existing and new customers instantly, thanks to a subscription-based approach that requires no capital expenditure and BT’s accredited security team offering 24×7 monitoring and in-life assistance. The collaboration demonstrates MTN Business’s continuous commitment to providing digital solutions, world-class services, and innovation to businesses throughout the continent.
MTN will also use BT’s extensive Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) capabilities, such as wholesale voice, Microsoft Teams voice, and global SIP solutions.
Alessandro Adriani, indirect sales director, BT, said “The world’s leading banks, healthcare providers, energy companies, and governments put their trust in BT to connect and secure their operations. We look forward to working with MTN to bring the same cutting-edge services and solutions to businesses across the African continent.”
“MTN Business continues to deliver innovative solutions to ensure the benefits of the digital economy are expanded to more people and entities across Africa. As this growth happens, however, it is imperative to manage risk. MTN Business is excited about the potential this alliance has to offer and is committed to providing solutions that ensure businesses thrive in the digital economy of the future,” says Wanda Matandela, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN.