MTN to launch 5G network in SA

MTN will roll out its new 5G network by the end of June and has started to promote its 5G value proposition in its latest Y’ello magazine. This promotion is part of the launch of the new 5G-enabled Huawei P40 or P40 Pro smartphones in South Africa.

The promotion states “Be one of the very first South Africans to experience the magic of a 5G-enabled smartphone when you get the Huawei P40 or P40 Pro.”

MTN says 5G enablement will allow users greater capacity to connect multiple devices to the Internet. It also improves real-time connectivity features which means “you can connect to the cloud and other remote services faster than ever before”.

Furthermore, both post-paid and prepaid customers with 5G-enabled devices and an LTE SIM card will be eligible for the service.

“Current 4G devices will not be able to use the new network, which will require new 5G-enabled wireless devices,” it said.

The 5G service will be available on current LTE SIM card customer price plan rates.