MTN’s “secret” fibre to the home pricing revealed

MTN launched commercial proof of concept fibre to the home (FTTH) products at Monaghan Farm on 12 April 2014 – a service which the company says is capable of speeds of up to 100Mbps.

The big question is: what does it cost? When asked about the price of its FTTH products, MTN played coy and refused to provide any details about the cost of the service.

“The pricing offered at Monaghan Farm is exclusive to the residents during this pre-launch period and is not indicative of any future similar offerings by MTN,” the operator said.

“Fibre-to-the-Home requires case-by-case pricing, and it is therefore not possible to determine or speculate pricing in advance of a customised analysis.”

MTN fibre to the home prices in Monaghan Farm

MTN could not keep its FTTH pricing under wraps. MyBroadband received reliable information about MTN’s FTTH pricing in Monaghan Farm, detailing the cost associated with the service.

Once-off costs

The installation of an MTN FTTH service in Monaghan Farm is R1,999, and there is also a once-off line provisioning fee of R500.

The cost of a CPE (Customer premises equipment) is R1,000, with the option of an OMT unit at R2,500.

Monthly costs

MTN’s FTTH customers in Monaghan Farm will have to pay three monthly fees to be connected – an access fee, a line speed fee and a data charge.

The monthly access fee, which can be compared with Telkom’s analogue line rental, is R269 per month.

The service is available in speeds ranging between 10Mbps and 100Mbps, priced as follows:

  • 10Mbps – R515 per month
  • 20Mbps – R650 per month
  • 40Mbps – R860 per month
  • 100Mbps – R1,660 per month

Users have the option of data packages ranging between 5GB and 500GB, priced as follows:

  • 5GB – R35
  • 10GB – R60
  • 20GB – R90
  • 50GB – R210
  • 100GB – R385
  • 500GB – R1,800

Subscribers who exceed their monthly data charges will be billed an out of bundle rate of R20 per GB.

The MTN FTTH service is available on a 24 month contract.

The following table provides an overview of the total cost of an FTTH service from MTN in Monaghan Farm.

It should be noted that these prices are not official, as MTN would not provide details on its FTTH pricing.

Once-off costs
Installation R1,999
Line activation R500
CPE R1,000
Monthly costs
Data 10Mbps 20Mbps 40Mbps 100Mbps
5GB R819 R954 R1,164 R1,964
10GB R844 R979 R1,189 R1,989
20GB R874 R1,009 R1,219 R2,019
50GB R994 R1,129 R1,339 R2,139
100GB R1,196 R1,304 R1,514 R2,314
500GB R2,584 R2,719 R2,929 R3,729

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