Yesterday, Africom, an Internet Access Provider in Zimbabwe, had a supplement in one of the major weekly papers called Fingaz. Among the announcements in the paper, was an article with the title “Africom, MTN deliver African dream” that no doubt caught our attention. Keen to know what this new partnership is about, we read the details, this:
HAVING a “borderless” Africa is a dream that many feel is not achievable. Through partnership, we believe we can help bring Africa closer. That is why we are happy to announce that Africom is partnering with MTN to connect Zimbabwe to the rest of Africa and the world.
Africom and MTN have come together to give local subscribers the opportunity to interact with the global market. This will be achieved through delivering leading-edge technology that guarantees exceptional quality of service as well as extremely dynamic and progressive communication solutions.
The internet is often described as an engine of globalisation that knocks down borders and imposes market competitiveness on every nation. As internet becomes integrated into the practices of businesses, governments, and social movements, the world becomes smaller, and the partnership between Africom and MTN would help keep Africa at par with global trends and developments, bringing Africa a step closer to realizing its boundless potential.
An operator for voice and data enterprise solutions in Zimbabwe and beyond, Africom is a well-known brand in this market; making a synergistic partnership with MTN.
MTN is one of the Africa’s largest telecommunication companies. For over two decades, MTN has played a pivotal role in providing quality voice, mobile, connectivity, Internet access, managed services and software solutions to the continent.
We have no idea what the above means. Really. Word for word we copied it so you readers would help us understand. What exactly is the partnership with MTN? What are they going to be doing together? We got in touch with Africom earlier today to have them explain it but we haven’t received a response yet.
If you understand it (or you happen to work at Africom), please help by explaining it in the comments below.