MTN Launching 5G Network Fully in June This Year – See Details

Even amid this pandemic that conspiracy theorists are condemning 5G network, MTN plans to launch a 5G network fully in June this year beginning from South Africa.

First introduced at TECHFEST in 2018, trial launched in November 2019 at Abuja and Lagos shortly after the telco successfully ran a trial of the Network in South Africa, achieving 20 Gigabyte per second (Gbps) with less than five minutes latency.

Now, the telecom is fully launching 5G Network beginning from South Africa and it has started to promote its 5G value proposition in its latest Y’ello magazine.

MTN 5G network promotion

The promotion in the Y’ello magazine states that MTN will make the “best network even better with 5G-enabled smartphones”.

This promotion forms part of the launch of the new 5G-enabled Huawei P40 or P40 Pro smartphones in South Africa.

When Will MTN 5G be Launched?

MTN says both post-paid and prepaid customers with 5G-enabled devices and an LTE SIM card qualify 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 is set to be available on current LTE SIM card customer price plan rates.

In its fine print in the Y’ello magazine, MTN states that its 5G network service offering is valid from Monday 1 June 2020 and that it is only available in LTE coverage areas.

5G will be fully available in S.A this month, then expect it to roll out to Nigeria this second quarter of 2020.

Once launched, you’ll have the option to switch your smartphone to 5G devices or get a wireless router enabled with 5G to use the network. Also expect to see new data promotions regarding the 5G network.

What do you think about this?

Source | Via YomiProf

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5 thoughts on “MTN Launching 5G Network Fully in June This Year – See Details”

  1. Mtn 4G is useless here. 9mobile 3G is faster and better. Mtn should work on the 4G internet first before bringing 5G to 9ja. How many guys v 5G now and how many guys afford them?

  2. This is a joke right, with the confirm side effect of this network world wide? What is the state of 3G and 4G networks in Nigeria? I don’t mean Abuja or Lagos… those big cities don’t make up 25% of the whole country. 5G is not ready for use, they should go back to it and fix its essential flaw. Radiation poisoning is the worst way to go, watch Chernobyl and know what I mean. Let them fix what we are trying to enjoy as it stands, data services in Nigeria is close to the worst in the whole world


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