CAPE TOWN – MTN today announced a partnership with China Mobile, chipset maker UNISCO and KaiOS technology to launch a new smart feature 3G device.
The announcement was made at a press conference during AfricaCom in Cape Town today.
The aim of the device is to allow users access to the internet without paying a large cost of money for a phone.
MTN Chief executive Rob Shuter said: "The biggest challenge in the market is that consumers do not earn enough income to purchase devices that have access to the internet.
"MTN has 220 million customers and only 72 million of those customers have devices that have access to mobile internet."