MTN brings Windows Phone 8 devices to Africa

Telco partners with Microsoft to bring devices to South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria
South Africa's MTN Group will bring Windows 8 devices to key African markets.
South Africa's MTN Group will bring Windows 8 devices to key African markets.

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South Africa’s MTN Group will bring Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

As part of its alliance with Microsoft, MTN customers in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria will be among the first users in the world to experience the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices will be available in other MTN markets soon afterwards.

“Our customers have become dynamic consumers of digital services and want immediacy. Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 allow us to offer them just that,” said Christian de Faria, chief commercial officer, MTN Group.

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 provide users with a unified experience across the PC, phone and tablet.

Oran Dror, senior director, operator channels, Microsoft Middle East and Africa, added: “With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, MTN customers will have a fast and fluid experience that comes to life with exciting hardware and applications and interoperability with the cloud.”
 

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