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MTN 5G

Unlock possibilities with 5G.

Whether it’s to help gamers make virtual a reality, for businesses to operate at the speed of new opportunities or for households to connect more, 5G is available in mobile and fixed services.

It’s time to bring 5G home.

As 5G rolls out, you’ll soon be able to enjoy 5G connectivity across almost every part of SA. We’re increasing our 5G coverage every day, beginning in these areas.

5G is also available on Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) in the Sandon CBD (Gauteng) and in Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape).

5G speeds supported on DSS may not be as high as 5G speeds supported on the dedicated 5G broadcast spectrum.

Get your 5G-ready device.

To take advantage of everything 5G has to offer, you need a 5G-ready smartphone or 5G-enabled router.

Take advantage of these exclusive 5G offers.

Experience the fastest faster, and get even more with MTN. Sign up for one of these limited-offer deals before 31 July 2020 and discover the possibilities of 5G for yourself.



The 36-month Unlimited data plan contract is available exclusively in-store.

The Unlimited Data plan offer is only valid until 31 July 2020.
The Unlimited Data plan will have Fair Use Policy of 400GB.
Terms and Conditions apply

Milestones

The journey to delivering 5G on SA’s best network.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is 5G?Hide

    5G is the newest, fastest generation of mobile networking and offers you vastly improved, seamless performance.
  • What is the difference between 5G and 4G? Show

    5G lets you stream and download far quicker than on a 4G network. The main difference, however, is that 5G will offer better coverage with guaranteed connection speeds.
  • What are the benefits of 5G?Show

    You can connect multiple devices to the internet, enjoy real-time connectivity, and use cloud-based and remote services to achieve ‘smart living’.
  • What does 5G mean for streaming, gaming and entertainment?Show

    5G offers virtually unlimited capacity at high speed, enabling immersive experiences through virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D technologies.
  • What types of activities can I use 5G for?Show

    Movies, gaming, music downloads and file sharing are more convenient and amplified with 5G.
  • How fast is 5G? Show

    5G is approximately 10 times faster than 4G and will work at average speeds of 150-200Mbps, and peak speeds will reach above 1Gbps.

    These speeds can vary, though, and depend on multiple factors, such as:
    • How far away you are from a mast.
    • The spectrum being used.
    • The number of people around you using 5G.
  • How do I get 5G? Show

    You need to sign up or upgrade to a qualifying price plan and get a smartphone that is 5G ready.

    You can also sign up or upgrade to 5G data plan that includes a 5G-enabled router, providing you with plug and play connectivity.
  • Which plans are 5G-enabled?Show

    We offer 5G-ready handsets and routers on the following plans: Made For Me, MTN Sky and 5G data plans.
  • Do I need to have a 5G-enabled device? Show

    Yes, you’ll need to use 5G-enabled devices to enjoy 5G connectivity.
  • Is 5G safe?Show

    5G is entirely safe to use. The technology used is carefully regulated by government legislation and international guidelines.
    Additionally, all our 5G infrastructure is scientifically monitored and structured to meet every national and international regulation.
  • How do I enable 5G on my 5G-ready device? Show

    Your 5G-enabled device will automatically connect to our 5G network.
  • Is 5G is all about bandwidth?Show

    While the increased bandwidth is important, what sets 5G technology apart is its low latency: the speed at which you can connect.
  • Will 5G only benefit and impact the telecoms industry? Show

    5G technology will have a revolutionising effect across many industries.
  • Does 5G cause cancer?Show

    Your safety remains our greatest focus, which is why we have rigorously explored every aspect of 5G technology, including potential radiation absorption. Based on the evidence to date, 5G poses no health risks whatsoever.
  • Can 5G be used to spy on users? Show

    5G is just a technology platform that provides connectivity. There’s no evidence to suggest 5G can be used to spy on anyone.
  • What is the Fair Use Policy on the Unlimited data plans? Show

    A Fair Use Policy of 400GB applies to both the 24-month and 36-month Unlimited Data plan contracts.

    Once the Fair Use 200GB has been reached, connectivity speeds will be throttled at 1Mbps.

    However, the Fair Use Policy doesn’t impact the included 200G Night Express access.
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