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  1. Jan

    MyMTN Home Uncapped 50Mbps and 100Mbps 5G plans launched

    MTN launches 100Mbps uncapped 5G MTN has announced the launch of two new MyMTN Home Uncapped speed-based plans on 5G, promising fast data speeds, low latency, increased reliability, and good coverage. The company said it currently offers 5G across 125 coverage areas in all of South Africa's...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    MTN's 5G coverage tested

    MTN's 5G coverage tested Real-world tests of MTN’s 5G network shows that the mobile operator has good coverage in large parts of Gauteng, Cape Town, and Stellenbosch. For this research, MyBroadband analysed speed test data from the popular MyBroadband speed test app between 1 July 2021 and 30...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    5G interference could pose a threat to airline safety - FAA

    5G interference could pose a threat to airline safety - FAA Flight restrictions may be needed as air carriers adjust to 5G signals that could interfere with navigation electronics, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. At the same time, U.S. aviation regulators are...
  4. Jan

    Vodacom's 5G network coverage more extensive than it lets on

    Big Vodacom 5G surprise Comparing Vodacom’s coverage map and real-world tests revealed that the mobile operator’s 5G coverage is far more extensive than anticipated. MyBroadband used 2,500 5G speed tests performed using its popular speed test app during Q3 2021 to create a rough coverage map...
  5. Jan

    MTN and Vodacom 5G speeds tested in Waterkloof, Randburg, and Sandton

    We compared MTN and Vodacom's 5G speeds — with impressive results MTN and Vodacom’s 5G networks can both reach speeds above 500 Mbps in Waterkloof, Randburg and Sandton, MyBroadband testing has found. For this testing, MyBroadband used three test benches consisting of five Samsung Galaxy S21...
  6. Jan

    5G speeds on iPhone 13 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S21 compared (on Vodacom)

    We tested Vodacom's 5G speeds on an iPhone 13 Pro and a Samsung Galaxy S21 Real-world 5G speeds tests revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 produced slightly higher results than the recently launched iPhone 13 Pro. Apple unveiled its new iPhone 13 range in September, with the Pro model sporting...
  7. R

    Rain corporate sales

    Could somebody from Rain please contact me regarding corporate sales? We're considering the 5G offering for our WFH users who can't get fiber (mainly Cape area). I tried calling but got some blahblah scripted nonsense about only 3 devices on one profile, and the agent wasn't aware of any...
  8. Jan

    MyBroadband test - Wi-fi consumes less phone battery than 3G, 4G, and 5G

    Easy way to save battery life on your smartphone There is an easy way to increase the battery life on your smartphone — switch from mobile connectivity such as 3G, 4G, or 5G — to Wi-Fi.
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Rain plans to add 5G coverage to 5,000 new households per day in 2021

    Rain plans to add 5G coverage to 5,000 new households per day in 2021 Mobile network operator Rain plans to accelerate its 5G network rollout to cover an estimated 5,000 new households each day for the rest of the year, the company has told MyBroadband. Based on these figures, it aims to add...
  10. Chris

    South Africa to spend R27 billion on the roll out of 5G and 4G networks

    South Africa to spend R27 billion on the roll out of 5G and 4G networks Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has announced that R27 billion has been pledged by operators and vendors to usher in 5G fibre technologies in South Africa. The Minister said this...
  11. I

    Cancel Rain 5G Service

    I have logged a request last week already trying to cancel my 5G service since I no longer need it. It logged a ticket when cancelling and said someone would contact me but still nothing. I need this canceled as I don't want to pay for a service that I am not going to be using. I am not sure if...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Rain denies throttling 5G speeds on Premium package

    Rain denies throttling 5G speeds on Premium package Customers on Rain’s 5G premium package are accusing the operator of throttling their connection speed – a claim the company vehemently denies. Rain launched its Unlimited Home 5G Premium package in September 2019, promising “unlimited” and...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Best LTE and 5G broadband offers in South Africa

    Best LTE and 5G broadband offers in South Africa Fixed-wireless broadband services, including fixed-LTE and 5G, are growing in popularity as speeds and usage limits rival traditional fixed-broadband access. Although fibre coverage has rapidly grown over the last few years, only a small...
  14. Chris

    Huawei to start charging for its 5G technology

    Huawei to start charging for its 5G technology Huawei Technologies Co. will begin charging mobile giants like Apple Inc. a “reasonable” fee for access to its trove of wireless 5G patents, potentially creating a lucrative revenue source by showcasing its global lead in next-generation...
  15. J

    What to expect from 5G deployment in South Africa

    What to expect from 5G deployment in South Africa A new research report by Africa Analysis sheds light on how we can expect the South African 5G market to evolve over the next few years. Africa Analysis is a market research and analysis consulting house working in the ICT sector across Africa.
  16. X

    Absolute Confusion (5G)

    So I have been in contact with Rain for a bit now, trying to sort out tower hopping issues as well as some weird speed and stability troubles since changing from NSA to SA. Long story short, an amazing technician came out a week ago and things improved quite a bit. The issues still persist...
  17. L

    Telkom through Afrihost, data disappearing and throttling?

    Hi, I was wondering if I am the only one who's had data disappear from their LTE-A data line? This is the second time in six months that I had data disappeared and with no help from Afrihost other than telling me to install a data monitor. I mean I trust this company to actually provide a...
  18. KerneLinks

    Car to Everything Communication (V2X): Where does South Africa stand?

    Car to Everything Communication (V2X): Where does South Africa stand? Article by Independent Online
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    Rain 5G Premium package is acctually ADSL 1Mb Package.

    I have the Rain 5G package and except for a glorious few minutes now and then of 350 Mb/s I tend to get slightly better than Adsl 10 Mb/s speeds on it. However since wednesday I have not had reliable service at all and during the day I seem incapable of having a stretch of more than 30 minutes...
  20. M

    Is my 5G Signal Intensity/Quality good?

    Good Evening, Wondering if anyone can tell me if my signal intensity and quality is good or not? And what range 5G signal is considered bad, good and excellent? Been struggling with speeds recently and trying to trouble shoot if it is my router or the tower to where I am connecting. Thanks in...
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