The CEO of MTN Ghana Mr Ebenezer Asante delivering a speech at the Launch
The CEO of MTN Ghana Mr Ebenezer Asante delivering a speech at the Launch

As part of its efforts of broadening the knowledge- base of Ghanaian students especially in the telecommunication and engineering sector, MTN Ghana has turned its facilities into a centre of experience for second cycle and tertiary institutions .

This move, also forms part of MTN Ghana’s corporate social responsibility of enhancing the educational system in the country .

Over the years, the company has hosted thousands of students from various educational institutions visiting its facilities for first-hand experience of the Company’s operations.

In the first quarter of 2017, MTN Ghana hosted over 300 students from three tertiary institutions, namely Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) and Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) at its ultra-modern office complex in Accra, as well as state-of-the-art switch and data centers located in Accra and Kumasi.

With the assistance of MTN’s Capital Projects Group team and external consultants who managed the construction of MTN’s Head Office building, the Architecture students had first-hand knowledge of the various methods of construction, spatial, mechanical, electrical and economic parameters that were considered in the design and construction of the office.

Other important areas the students toured included the Water Treatment room, Power room, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) room, Generator and Transceiver and the Multi Storey Car Park (MSCP).

They also toured the lower roof of the main building where they had the opportunity to see the Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) units of the Ventilation and Air Condition (VAC) system. They were also educated on the nature of the air-conditioning systems.

Telecommunications Engineering students from KNUST, UMaT and KTI who toured MTN’s Switch and Data Centers in Kumasi and Accra were hosted by Engineers from Network Group and Information System divisions.

The students received demonstrations of the workings of the MTN Network Architecture and other technical elements.

The visiting students and their lecturers were thrilled with the kind of investment MTN is making to ensure it continuous provision of reliable telecommunication services to its customers and the organization’s contributions to national development.

MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana, offering subscribers a range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go Services.

The company has committed itself to delivering reliable and innovative services that provide value for subscribers in Ghana’s telecommunications market.

Since its entry into Ghana in 2006, MTN has continuously invested in expanding and modernizing its network in order to offer superior services to a broad expanse of the nation.

Total network investments from 2006-2016 are about US$3.472 billion. MTN has the widest network coverage across Ghana. With the recent commercial launch of 4G LTE services, MTN became the only mobile operator providing 4G services in all regional capitals and large cities. The company has also built three modern switch and data centres to deliver stable, reliable, efficient and robust Telecom and Data Services to customers.