First Supersonic AirFibre service is now live

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Supersonic AirFibre is here

Supersonic has announced the first commercial installation of its new wireless broadband solution – AirFibre – was performed on Monday.

The first commercial rollouts will now start in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands, and Honeydew.
 

Mister 45

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In b4 "It's not really fibre".

I am curious to see the first real world tests of this, though. And with real world, I mean when a large number of users are all connected @ peak times. Not just a random speed test, 3am in the morning.
 

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MTN has a pretty decent network, so I think this will be a good product. Currently using their F LTE service, and have no complaints in terms of performance. Can't really say the same for their technical support though.
 

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Every tel company has their fanbois and haters. This service you pay nothing upfront and no contract. You get poor service, you simply cancel it.

I submitted my application to them to move from MFN to Supersonic. I submitted my application 37 days in advance and subsequently cancelled my subscription with MFN. They couldn't successfully migrate my line from MFN to them and i also couldn't go without fiber, needless to say i had to beg MFN to cancel my cancellation.

Due to the incompetence with their staff i had to contact their CEO via LinkedIn. He just forwarded my message to their useless admin department. Eventually someone came back to me from Supersonic and gave me the lowdown on how there where no internal processes that this has been taken up with the CEO months ago.

They are really incompetent.
 

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Every tel company has their fanbois and haters. This service you pay nothing upfront and no contract. You get poor service, you simply cancel it.

Some blokes are reporting that MTN does not, for whatever reason pick up the B612 routers, after you cancel. A router that they insist, you take, when you subscribe to their Fixed LTE-A service, and as long as you have the router, they charge you. Same can happen with this setup. I don't need or want another router, as I have a B618 sitting idle on my table besides my monitor. No SIM only deal. So no go here.
 
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Some blokes are reporting that MTN does not, for whatever reason pick up the B612 routers, that they insist, you take, when you subscribe to their Fixed LTE-A service, and as long as you have the router, they charge you. Same can happen with this setup. I don't need or want another router, as I have a B618 sitting idle on my table besides my monitor. No SIM only deal. So no go here.
Its not a sim service. It seems the service is not aimed at you then. I can't comment on the B612 router story, but i usually don't act on hypotheticals.
 

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I submitted my application...
Sure, i don't dispute your experience with them. Just don't generalize your anecdote, because as i said, all companies have fanbois & haters. My point was that you only invest a monthly fee into testing the service, so cancellation won't cost much.
 

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Sure, i don't dispute your experience with them. Just don't generalize your anecdote, because as i said, all companies have fanbois & haters. My point was that you only invest a monthly fee into testing the service, so cancellation won't cost much.

Don't need the hassle, either they give me the device for a fee, or free, but waiting on their pleasure to collect, no thanks.
 

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It uses cutting-edge radio technology which is capable of data transfer on existing open spectrum frequencies, which can lower the cost to serve customers.

Does anyone know what open spectrum frequencies MTN is referring to?
Is it the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz public WiFi bands?
 
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