The Chief Executive Officer and President of the MTN Group has announced the Audited Results for the year end – 2011. According to Sifiso Dabengwa, Group CEO & President, the MTN Group operations in all 22 countries showed strong growth in all areas of the Group’s operations. Liberia, a member of the MTN Group showed strong growth and performance during 2011.
The MTN Group is Africa’s largest Telecommunications Company with over 164 Million subscribers in 22 countries with Lonestar Cell MTN reporting over One Million Subscribers by the end of December, 2011.
The Lonestar Cell MTN’s journey in Liberia began over 10 years – a journey to begin the healing of a nation wrought by a devastating war through connectivity. Standing at a crossroad, Liberia had a semblance of peace, though the war still raged. Family members were separated – parents from children, husbands and wives from each other; a people in search not only for peace, but family members. For many, what frustrated their efforts was the lack of communication. The arrival of Lonestar Cell MTN seemed to be the answer, as many Liberians rushed to sign up for mobile telephone service. At the time, the cost seemed to be high for some Liberians and unaffordable for many. Notwithstanding, Liberians and residents were excited that finally Liberia had a telecommunications company that would care for their communications needs. Liberians had dreams of reuniting with family members, they were holding out for the Liberian dream.
Embracing the Liberian dream has been part of the modus operandi of Lonestar Cell MTN. This dream pre-dates the Liberian civil crises. Lonestar Cell MTN has had a presence with the Liberian people and has been able to provide hope and possibilities for thousands of Liberians in time of war. When many had lost hope of reaching loved ones in Liberia, through Lonestar Cell MTN, hope was restored through solid connectivity. The hopeful atmosphere has a life of longevity as Lonestar Cell MTN has strategically partnered with the Government of Liberia in many constructive ways to improve the lives of Liberians the nation over.
Starting out, there were only a few hundred subscribers. Ten years later, there are over a Million subscribers and growing. It is clear that Liberians have chosen Lonestar Cell MTN because it is the leader in converged telecommunications in Liberia and their Partner of Choice and many are signing up for Lonestar Cell MTN’s service because its presence in Liberia and partnership with the government and people of Liberia has helped to restore health and wholeness by providing jobs, support in the medical area and educational and business opportunities to thousands of Liberians.
One would agree that over a Million Subscribers joined the Lonestar Cell MTN network and have stayed because Lonestar Cell MTN operates with a vision that in order to build a successful nation, you have to empower committed and dedicated people. Such empowerment orchestrated on the part of Lonestar Cell MTN is being felt amongst many from Grand Gedeh to Grand Capemount; Grand Bassa to Grand Kru, Gbarpolu to Lofa; Bomi to Bong; Rivercess to River Gee; Maryland to Margibi; Montserrado to Nimba and Sinoe.
The strategic empowerment Lonestar Cell MTN offers, plays a pivotal role in Liberia’s transformation by providing value added services and products to the Liberian market. Lonestar Cell MTN’s Corporate Social Responsible disposition is outstanding and highly commendable. It has in a relevant way impacted Liberia’s infrastructure development and redevelopment while improving the lives of Liberians. Without a doubt, this has strengthened the Liberian nation in a wholesome way and indeed it lifts Liberia strategically.
Living out a vision that empowers and creates a spirit of patriotism and nationalism in Liberians, promoting Liberia’s economic growth and development has paid off for Lonestar Cell MTN - attracting over 1 Million subscribers to its network.
In his New Year’s message to the Lonestar Cell MTN family, its Chief Executive Officer Mazen Mroue said Lonestar Cell MTN is the Number 1 Mobile Telecommunications Company in the country, has led the way in defining the business landscape with innovative products and services with an exciting value proposition and strong customer service delivery. This has no doubt made us the partner of choice in Liberia. Our Lonestar Cell MTN’s accomplishments and successes is indeed impressive and I would like to thank all Lonestar Cell MTN staff members for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm in making 2011 a successful year. We managed to increase our subscribers base by 35% during 2011 and improve many performance indicators. We have clear intentions to engage with all Stakeholders to create the passion and the continued team spirit needed to achieve our goals”, Mr. Mroue concluded.
Many subscribers in giving reasons while Lonestar Cell MTN is their Partner of Choice in Liberia have openly expressed their appreciation and spoken in the affirmative of Lonestar Cell MTN because according to them, Lonestar Cell MTN is not just Liberia’s first GSM Company and the Leader in converged telecommunications with the best network, widest coverage and fastest mobile internet, but Lonestar Cell MTN has kept its promise to its many subscribers and the public as a whole, adequately meeting their telecommunications needs, while offering world class service. A fact that cannot be disputed is that Lonestar Cell MTN has subscribers in all 15 counties in Liberia and these subscribers are important to Lonestar Cell MTN hence, it strives daily to improve connectivity for its subscribers and provide ease and comfort in communicating.
As the Leader in converged telecommunications in Liberia, Lonestar Cell MTN has been the first to introduce in Liberia Mobile Broadband internet based on 3.5G technology through its iConnect, contributing to more efficient systems for existing voice, text and data services.
Lonestar Cell MTN is the first and only telecommunications company in Liberia to introduce versatile Mobile Base Transmission Sites for quick deployment in remote areas with challenging access. Mobile Base Transmission Sites revolutionizes and adopts a smarter and practical approach to react quickly to power outages on existing BTS sites, disaster areas where no GSM coverage exist and areas where the network becomes congested because of temporary events. Lonestar Cell MTN’s commitment is not to restate the challenges Liberia faces, but rather to advance solutions that would further the growth and development of the Liberian nation and provide excellent service to subscribers. The Mobile power house provides a quick response time to restore power on the BTS site and shorten the length of time a site would be down and loss of communication to customers.
As the Leader in converged telecommunications in Liberia, Lonestar Cell MTN is the only telecommunications company to introduce Mobile Money, a cash management service through the use of the mobile phone. Mobile Money is a new century innovation service successfully used in emerging markets which includes countries where MTN operates, which allows one to perform a range of financial transactions using Mobile Technology.
Lonestar Cell MTN recommits itself to serve the Liberian nation and people with renewed vigor, creativity, innovation with technological passion based on human-centeredness. We will continue to strive to provide world class service to the Liberian nation and people as we have done for the last ten years.
We express sincere gratitude to our over One Million customers and vow to continue to work with all our partners, especially the Liberian government to continue to transform Liberia.
About Lonestar Cell MTN
Beginning its operations in 2001, Lonestar Cell MTN is Liberia’s first private Telecommunications company with subscribers in all of Liberia’s 15 counties. Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As of 31 December 2011, MTN Group recorded 164 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.lonestarcellmtn.com and www.mtn.com
Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:28)