5G– the fifth-generation wireless network – is about astounding speeds and almost zero latency – the lag time between when your phone pings the network and when it responds.

MTN South Africa continues to invest in 5G across the country and is switching on the network in various towns.

The company announced today that it has switched on the network in Mpumalanga at eMalahleni (previously Witbank) and Polokwane in Limpopo.

“MTN is making strides with its 5G technology rollout strategy,” says Kagiso Moncho, MTN General Manager for Northern Region.

“We have already activated 5G in greater Polokwane and Witbank, and intend to expand the 5G coverage footprint further across the region, into areas such as Nelspruit and Middelburg. Added to this is that 93% of towers in the Northern Region have LTE.”

Moncho added that the operator is committed to ensuring its network coverage and quality is maintained and expanded so customers stay connected.

“This is even more critical in the face of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, connectivity is essential for medical emergencies as well as for learners and individuals working from home.”

Also read: MTN To Invest R350 Million To Upgrade Network In Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West

MTN South Africa announced today a R350 million network investment to modernise, upgrade, build new sites and transmission links in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West.

“We want to bridge the digital divide and create exciting opportunities for communities, businesses and individual users. Our investment is therefore far more than achieving market share growth in the region – it is about bringing the benefits of the digital world to more people through a stable, secure and innovative network experience,” says Kagiso Moncho, MTN General Manager for Northern Region.



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