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More Africa NewsMTN 5G is here – Prices and coverage

June 30, 2020by myles0

MTN has launched its new 5G service in Gauteng, Western Cape, and Free State with data plans from 75GB to 500GB.

The service is offered in two variants – 5G home Wi-Fi and 5G mobile.

  • 5G home Wi-Fi – This home-connected plug and play solution connects Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
  • 5G mobile – Connect to MTN’s 5G network and enjoy fast connectivity at home or on the go.

5G home Wi-Fi promises average speeds of 100Mbps and peak speeds of 500Mbps, while 5G mobile offers average speeds of 50Mbps and peak speeds of 500Mbps.

MTN’s 5G is currently available in Bryanston and Honeydew in Gauteng, Blouberg in Cape Town, and Universitas in Bloemfontein.

“We’re rolling out 5G across South Africa, and soon you’ll have 5G coverage everywhere you go,” MTN said.

MTN is offering three 5G phones to South Africans – the Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40, and LG Velvet 5G.

For its 5G home Wi-Fi service, it is offering the Huawei CPE Pro 2 5G, Huawei MC801A 5G, and ZTE 6878.

5G data plans

MTN is offering a wide range of 24-month and 36-month data plans priced between R499 and R1,599 per month.

The company is also offering unlimited data plans for R999 on a 36-month contract and R1,249 on a 24-month contract.

A fair usage policy of 200GB per month applies to the MTN Unlimited 5G packages, and the launch promotion pricing is only valid until 31 July 2020.

The pricing is detailed in the table below. All prices reflect SIM-only packages, except for the Unlimited products which include a 5G router.

MTN 5G Data Plans
PlanAnytime DataNight ExpressPrice (24-month)Price (36-month)
UnlimitedUnlimited, with FUPUnlimited, with FUPR1,249R999

Coverage maps

The maps below provide an overview of where MTN’s new 5G service is available.


MTN 5G Gauteng

Western Cape

MTN 5G Western Cape

Free State

MTN 5G Free State

Source: My Broadband

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