MTN GlobalConnect Solutions Limited


Dubai, UAE

About MTN GlobalConnect

MTN GlobalConnect is an MTN operating company for pan-African telecommunication wholesale infrastructure services, and the main driver for the consolidation of MTN’s international and national major wholesale activities. MTN GlobalConnect offers reliable solutions for fixed connectivity and international mobile services that include SMS, signalling, roaming and interconnect.

CEO profile

Frédéric Schepens joined MTN in October 2017 as Group Executive and CEO MTN GlobalConnect, and is on the board of various MTN entities.
Fred is responsible for the strategic direction of MTN’s wholesale business, MTN GlobalConnect. MTN GlobalConnect operates, commercialises and combines MTN’s global carrier, infrastructure, fibre rollout and roaming operations for the group throughout Africa and the Middle East. Fred is an established international telecoms and financial services professional, with more than 25 years of telecom & global carrier experience.
He joined MTN Group from Vodafone, where he had various roles as Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Enterprise in Italy, and Member of the Board of Vodafone Belgium. As Head of Global Voice Services, he built the largest voice carrier in the world, at over 60 billion minutes annually.
Before this, he was one of the founding members of Belgacom International Carrier Services Business (later BICS) and held various staff and executive positions for more than 15 years including Senior Vice President, Mobile Financial Services.
Fred was part of core teams that launched mobile operators in the Netherlands (KPN Mobile) and in Belgium (Mobistar).

Fred holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from E.U. Business School (Paris) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from E.U. Business School. (Antwerp).

For more information, please visit Fred’s LinkedIn profile.

Main business areas

Fixed Connectivity, Wholesale Mobility (see article for deep dive overview).

Market position

Pan-African leaders in wholesale and infrastructure services.

MTN GlobalConnect Solutions Limited

Recent awards

  • “Best African Wholesale Operator” from Telecom Review Excellence Awards
MTN GlobalConnect Solutions Limited


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