Rain deployed its first standalone 5G network in South Africa

Rain, South Africa’s operator, has launched Africa’s first standalone 5G network in partnership with Huawei. Currently available in Cape Town, the network will cover areas Sea Point, Claremont, Goodwood, Bellville, Durbanville, and Cape Town City Center.

“Our SA 5G will enable the industries ‘digital transformation in the future, such as smart healthcare, smart ports, smart mining and smart manufacturing in South Africa. We will work with our strategic partner to further expand our 5G networks and bring the best service and experience to our customers,” said Rain CMO Khaya Dlanga.

Rain currently has two data plans on offer, standard 5G for R699 a month, and premium 5G for R999 a month. The standard plan allows for standard HD streaming to a single device at speeds up to 30Mbps, while premium allows for multiple full HD streams at speeds up to 200Mbps. Both plans have unlimited data, come with a free-to-use router and have no tie-in contracts.