MTN, Microsoft partner to lift SMEs

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MTN Nigeria and Microsoft Nigeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on creating sustainable and scalable initiatives to drive the growth of  Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment of the Enterprise Business in Nigeria.

The partnership, will leverage Microsoft’s technologies and MTN’s innovative expertise to create strong value propositions for SMEs. These propositions will address the needs of SMEs around capability development, access to markets and business networks across Africa. It will also tackle some of their challenges through the creation of innovative solutions.

Top executives from both Microsoft and MTN in attendance signed the MoU.

The General Manager, Enterprise Marketing at MTN, Mrs. Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, expressed the telco’s commitment to the success of businesses, be they SMEs, Large Enterprises or in the public sector.

She said: “We launched the MTN Man-In-The-Box Initiative to further demonstrate our commitment to the development of businesses and ensure their sustained business growth.”

She said the Initiative was designed to create and sustain awareness for MTN’s Enterprise Business and its focus to provide and facilitate access to technology, new markets, information and finance for SMEs.

Country General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso, said: “Our approach at Microsoft has been one of empowerment and collaboration; we work with SMEs and as we learn from them, this makes us poised to provide tailor-made solutions to the challenges they face on a daily basis.

“We are excited about this partnership and looking forward to provide support to the SMEs through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative.