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Ghana: MTN preparing to launch online device sales

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

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Kpodo believes that the service is likely to go live by the close of the 2014.

MTN Ghana is planning to enter the e-commerce space in order to supply consumers with mobile phones, tablets and electronic devices among others to subscribers at, according to the company, affordable prices.

MTN Ghana’s Brand and Advertising Manager, Eli Kpodo, said work was ongoing in order to venture into the e-commerce industry to enable the operator to sell mobile devices.

Kpodo did not reveal the exact date that the e-commerce service will commence; however, Kpodo believes that the service is likely to go live by the close of the 2014.

According to the chronicle.com, industry watchers have welcomed the announcement by the telecom firm, saying the move would help develop the e-commerce industry in the West African country.

Recently, MTN Ghana announced the availability of the mobile money ATM cash-out service in Kumasi. MTN has partnered with EcoBank and Fidelity Bank in order to enable Mobile Money users to withdraw cash from both banks, without the use of an ATM card.

Darryl Linington

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