MTN Nigeria acquires Visafone

The embattled (yet to pay NCC fine) South African telecoms giant’s Nigerian subsidiary, MTN Nigeria, said that it had acquired Visafone, the only surviving Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry . . .

MTN Executive, Amina Oyagbola, made this known in a statement in Lagos – on Thursday.

Ms. Oyagbola said the acquisition of Visafone was in line with a continued commitment by MTN to improve the quality of broadband services for its subscribers.


According to MTN’s Oyagbola:

“We are committed to exploring avenues for meeting our customers’ increasing data needs in line with our vision ‘to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to our customers’.

As we work to maximise our data capabilities towards achieving broadband of international quality, our objective is to ensure that Nigerians experience a boost in the quality of broadband internet services.

This will translate to the much needed enhanced data speeds and value to enhance personal and business productivity.

The acquisition of Visafone highlights MTN’s commitment to Nigeria. More capacity will facilitate enhanced product/service offerings and experience in the data space to the delight of our valued customers.

Voice is still King. However, data is becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives and our energies are focused on enhancing data and internet services to the benefit of our customers and the country at large”

– Amina Oyagbola, MTN Executive


MTN Nigeria acquires Visafone