MTN vs Telkom – Fixed-LTE showdown

Afrihost has launched new fixed-LTE packages that run on MTN’s network.

The packages are called Afrihost Pure LTE, and the ISP is offering one month of free usage on a range of SIM-only and SIM + device deals.

The packages come with both anytime and nighttime data allocations.

Afrihost also offers several fixed-LTE packages which run on Telkom’s network.

Aside from data allocation and pricing, there are two notable differences between MTN and Telkom’s offerings.

To ensure optimal network stability, MTN’s fixed-LTE can only be used with an approved router.

MTN’s list includes the Huawei B525, B612, B618, and ZTE MF286.

Additionally, MTN’s night data is valid from midnight to 06:00, while Telkom subscribers can consume their night data allocation between midnight and 07:00.


The table below compares the monthly prices of Afrihost’s SIM-only packages on MTN and Telkom.

The first data allocation shown is for anytime use, while the equivalent night data allocation is the second amount shown.

Afrihost fixed-LTE packages (SIM-Only)
Network Data Price
Telkom 20GB + 20GB R199
MTN 30GB + 30GB R199
Telkom 40GB + 40GB R299
MTN 60GB + 60GB R349
Telkom 60GB + 60GB R399
Telkom 80GB + 80GB R499
MTN 100GB + 100GB R549
Telkom 120GB + 120GB R699
MTN 150GB + 150GB R749
Telkom 220GB + 220GB R999

Top-up comparison

Both network operators also offer data top-ups for their packages.

The table below compares Afrihost’s pricing of top-up packages for fixed-LTE data on MTN and Telkom.

Afrihost fixed-LTE Top-ups
Network Data Price
MTN 10GB R70
Telkom 10GB + 10GB R249
Telkom 20GB + 20GB R355
MTN 25GB R150
Telkom 40GB + 40GB R455
MTN 50GB R300
Telkom 60GB + 60GB R555
MTN 100GB R600
Telkom 100GB + 100GB R755
Telkom 200GB + 200GB R1,055

To view more details about these packages, visit the Afrihost fixed-LTE portal here.

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MTN vs Telkom – Fixed-LTE showdown