MTN cuts mobile transaction fees across markets in the wake of coronavirus

Telecommunications giant MTN has taken steps to mitigate the effects of coronavirus across its major markets in Africa. In a blogpost, the South Africa based company announced a range of measures from free data packages to lowered mobile money transaction fees. South African and Nigerian subscribers will get free access to MTNs messaging app Y’ello while those in Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, Zambia, and Cameroon will get varied reductions to some sites and services. MTN has 251 million subscribers.