MTN South Africa launches 'uncapped' 5G, promising fast data speeds

MTN South Africa announced the launch of two new MyMTN Home Uncapped speed-based plans on 5G, promising fast data speeds, low latency, increased reliability, and good coverage.

As such, the company provides 5G across 125 coverage areas across South Africa’s provinces, and the home 5G contract plans are available for new or upgrading subscribers. Customers who take up any of the uncapped 5G plans before 31 March 2022 will qualify to receive a free 5G router worth $550.

The two new uncapped 5G packages are:

50Mbps — R999 per month, 24-month contract (1,000GB fair use policy)

100Mbps — R1,099 per month, 24-month contract (2,000GB fair use policy)

The company said, “MTN has developed the 5G MyMTN Home Uncapped plans using the latest 5G network technologies to provide unlimited data connectivity to customers’ homes in 125 coverage areas, in all provinces.”

Rain offers a 50 Mbps “Standard Unlimited Home 5G” plan for R699 / month, while its “Premium Unlimited Home 5G” plan, which has no speed restrictions, costs R999 / month. – © 2021 NewsCentral Media

It is worth mentioning that 5G subscribers in South Africa are expected to reach 11 million by 2025, with a population coverage of 43 percent, according to a recent report by South African consultancy firm Africa Analysis.

The statistics signifies the growth from the estimated 90,000 5G subscribers and 4.4 percent population coverage at the end of 2020.

One of the advantages the company offers is that customers who take up any of the uncapped 5G plans will qualify to receive a free 5G router to the value of $551. This offer will expire on 31 March 2022.

“With the growth in demand for flexible data solutions and the need for customers to stay connected to loved ones during these uncertain times, while also working and playing from home, MyMTN Home Uncapped plans are ideal,” Megan Nicholas, General Manager Residential Segment at MTN South Africa said.

Our 5G plan allows our customers to live largely and enjoy an abundance of data, on a high-speed premium wireless connection that is expected from Mzansi’s Bozza network”, she added.