MTN plans to launch its new 5G network in June, and it has started to promote its 5G value proposition in its latest Y’ello magazine, MyBroadband reports.
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.
“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,” the promotion states.
The operator says 5G enablement gives 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”.
MTN 5G launch date
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.
It is understood that delays in bringing some 5G equipment into South Africa have pushed back the planned launch date slightly.
The company confirmed to MyBroadband that it is now planning to launch its new 5G network later this month.