MTN Nigeria & SAP Africa Partner to Boost Managed Mobility Services for Businesses


MTN_Logo_only In a bid to up its long-term enterprise mobility management strategy, MTN Business Nigeria, the business-to-business arm of MTN Nigeria has chosen SAP as its technology partner to help it serve its enterprise mobility services clients in the country.

“Our Managed Mobility Services are based upon a subscription model which converts the cost to the end customer from capital expenditure to operational expenditure. This allows MTN Business Nigeria to provide all the advantages of a best-in-class MMS solution to its enterprise customers.” said Babatunde Osho, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer, MTN Nigeria.  “These advantages include minimal set-up, no dependence on in-house resources and infrastructure and deep capabilities for creating mobile apps, managing devices, applications, security, as well as mobile operations.”

The deal with SAP will help MTN’s Managed Mobility Services offer a single device management solution that will allow for the seamless management of security, access and policy implementation across multiple, heterogeneous device platforms. This partnership is timely especially with the prevalence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) being driven largely by individuals putting the enterprises at risk of having to deal with the cost and complexity of deploying multiple device management solutions.

MTN’s Managed Mobility Services are built upon the SAP® Afaria ® device and application management solution which enables MTN Nigeria to effortlessly manage all mobile devices as well as applications. SAP Afaria further delivers usage tracking, cost control features, enterprise-grade security controls, dual-use data segregation, connectivity management and life-cycle device management across the widest selection of mobile devices and PCs.

“This partnership with MTN is an exciting development for West Africa. Mobility is one of the hottest technology tickets helping drive Africa’s growth” said Pfungwa Serima, CEO SAP Africa, “With SAP Afaria, companies have access to an agile and scalable solution that grows with their business and helps lower long-term mobility costs. The myriad advantages derived from Advanced Data Synchronization are also offered, as mobile apps connect to any back-end database, allowing mobile line-of-business applications to run from anywhere on any kind of device.”

MTN Nigeria also uses the SAP Mobile Platform, the world’s leading mobile enterprise application platform to develop applications for their MTN Managed Mobility Services solution. The platform includes simple tools for building enterprise-grade, device-agnostic mobile applications and supports major app development languages such as HTML5.