Rain is profitable and on track to generate R1 billion EBITDA this year

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Rain on track to make R1 billion this year

ARC co-CEO Johan van Zyl said Rain has been profitable in 2021 and is set to generate R1 billion in EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) this year.

Speaking to investors, van Zyl said if Rain did not accelerate the rollout of its 5G network, the operator would have been profitable every month of the year.
 

Joseph matane

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Rain must be doing something right with 5G that's why they got liver to mention FTTH, to be honest if rain can go neck on neck with FTTH coverage footprint 5G might be the first alternative Fixed broadband to FTTH. This means subscribers on both ends will win

Excluding upload speeds rain 5G is very much in line with latest Frogfoot, Herotel, Openserver, Vodacom and Vumatel FTTH pricing

Mweb has 25Mbps DL Openserver line around R499
Rain has Home 5G Basic plan up to 25Mbps DL for R499
Frogfoot has 50Mbps DL line for same price as rain home 5G standard plan R699
Herotel has 200Mbps DL line for R999
Rain home 5G premium can reach 200Mbps and you only pay R999

The only difference is rain throttle certain services on home 5G basic and home 5G standard plans
 
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richjdavies

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EBITDA is NOT a good measure of profit for a business that whole cost base is D (depreciation of towers/base stations) and A (Amortization of licenses!)
 

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How's about pumping some of that loot into your 4G network........
 

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Rain must be doing something right with 5G that's why they got liver to mention FTTH, to be honest if rain can go neck on neck with FTTH coverage footprint 5G might be the first alternative Fixed broadband to FTTH. This means subscribers on both ends will win

Excluding upload speeds rain 5G is very much in line with latest Frogfoot, Herotel, Openserver, Vodacom and Vumatel FTTH pricing

Mweb has 25Mbps DL Openserver line around R499
Rain has Home 5G Basic plan up to 25Mbps DL for R499
Frogfoot has 50Mbps DL line for same price as rain home 5G standard plan R699
Herotel has 200Mbps DL line for R999
Rain home 5G premium can reach 200Mbps and you only pay R999

The only difference is rain throttle certain services on home 5G basic and home 5G standard plans
Just to add to that - Rain 5G can get you 500mbps+ for R999 p/m if you have good coverage. You can't get that on fibre for the same money. Gaming is also solid on Rain 5G.
 

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The R250 for the off-peak package worked well for me. Could easily pull close to 1TB a month just running it from 11pm to 8am.
 
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