Incorporated in 1994, MTN Group Limited is a multi-national telecommunications group offering voice and data communications products and services to individuals and businesses. MTN has GSM licences in 21 countries and internet service provider businesses in 13 countries, spanning three continents. At the end of December 2010, it had 141,6 million total subscribers. In 2010, its revenues reached R114,7 billion and it invested R19,5 billion in developing its network infrastructure, bringing to more than 36 750 the total number of MTN BTS. MTN also made investments in fibre optic cables as well as growing access to broadband capacity on undersea cables. MTN predominantly uses independently owned outlets to distribute its products and services, but also has own branded stores.