MTN 5G network expands to more cities and towns


Who's the Boss?
Staff member
May 24, 2010
MTN 5G network expansion in South Africa

MTN announced that it has rolled out 5G connectivity to large parts of Polokwane and Witbank in South Africa and plans to extend the next-generation network technology to Nelspruit and Middelburg soon.

This forms part of the operator's R350-million network investment to modernise, upgrade, and build new sites and transmission links in the 2021 financial year in the country's northern region, which comprises the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and North West provinces.

Joseph matane

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
So this is where MTN was planning to roll out so called "Air Fibre" ka June, anyway why MTN is connecting only neighborhood's which already have FTTH to 5G? If you compare this expansion coverage to FTTH from FNO's coverage you will identify that MTN 5G is having slightly more footprint in same neighborhood
But MTN is busy connecting all current 4G towers to Fibre backhaul infrastructure so is not like neighborhood's without FTTH coverage footprint are impossible to upgrade
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