JOHANNESBURG: Vodacom was appointed in 2016 as the sole provider of mobile telecommunication services to the government.
National Treasury has appointed MTN South Africa as a service provider to the government, through its new mobile communication services contract known as RT15-2021.
MTN has secured the contract for a period of five years which runs from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.
Similarly, Vodacom, was appointed in 2016 as the sole provider of mobile telecommunication services to the government which is known as RT15-2016.
In a statement, MTN SA said the RT15 2021 transversal contract allows for all entities of the state to utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment.
Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa Mr Godfrey Motsa, said he and his executive team are proud to accept the call to serve the country, through the provision of these vital services.
“We were delighted with the very positive reaction from the RT15-2021 bid committee to our service offerings and we are so proud that a company that is South African to its very core, will be delivering to our entities of [the] state,” Mr Motsa said.
Mr Motsa stated that, a huge team at MTN spent months analysing the state’s requirements and then developed the very best solutions to not only meet those expectations, but to exceed them.
The company’s Chief Enterprise Officer, Mr Wanda Matandela said the scale and scope of RT15 make this both critical and fascinating.
“In addition to mobile devices, accessories and value-added services, there are vital operations that must be maintained, such as air operations, the needs of the special task force, sea, rail, satellite and other critical functions,’’ said Mr Matandela.
“We look forward to serving our state, with cost-effective and quality solutions that will help facilitate its work in serving the people of South Africa,” he added.