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MTN adjusts fibre network packages to improve competitiveness of propositions

MTN has reduced the prices of its Supersonic fibre data bundles by 50%, to boost the competitiveness of its propositions and ensure customers can access its high-speed fibre network cost-effectively.

Customers who sign up for an MTN Supersonic 24-month contract before 1 October 2016 will not only enjoy a seamless experience from using MTN's high-speed network, but will also receive free installation, a free router and bonus data bundles that are the equivalent of the bundle option.

In addition, they will also be provisioned with twice the amount of night bundle data to utilise between midnight and 6am.

The installation fee for month-to-month contracts have been dropped from R3 000 to R999 to enhance the products' value proposition.

MTN customers have a wide variety of data bundles to choose from, starting from the 20GB bundle which comes with 20GB of bonus data and 40GB of night data for R40. The 1 000GB of bundle is inclusive of 1 000GB of bonus data and 2 000GB of night data for R999.

Though MTN does not yet offer an uncapped data bundle, customers have an expansive range of data denominations they can choose from, and also have an option of tailoring a data package that suits their needs and budget.

* For example, subscribers who opt for Supersonic 1 package for a monthly subscription of R764 will receive 100GB of data, 100GB bonus data and 200GB of night data at speeds of 20 megabits per second (Mbps); * Supersonic 2 offers 500GB of provisioned data, 500GB worth of bonus data and 100GB of night data at speeds of 50Mbps for a monthly subscription of R1 299; * For a monthly subscription of R1 699, heavy usage customers can sign up for Supersonic 3 package, which offers 1 000GB of data, 1 000GB of bonus data and 2 000GB of night data at speeds of 100 Mbps.

Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Business, Alpheus Mangale, says: "This pricing is compelling and offers value to our customers. The bonus data and the night data that are inclusive in these packages ensures that we provide competitive solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers and continue to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world."

MTN's data bundles are below:

24-Month Contract

Monthly Data

Bonus Data*

Night Data

20Mbps

50Mbps

100Mbps

20GB

20GB

40GB

R 619.00

R 719.00

R 839.00

50GB

50GB

100GB

R 674.00

R 774.00

R 894.00

100GB

100GB

200GB

R 764.00

R 864.00

R 984.00

200GB

200GB

400GB

R 924.00

R 1 024.00

R 1 144.00

300GB

300GB

600GB

R 1 069.00

R 1 169.00

R 1 289.00

500GB

500GB

1000GB

R 1 199.00

R 1 299.00

R 1 419.00

1000GB

1000GB

2000GB

R 1 479.00

R 1 579.00

R 1 699.00

"The R12 billion capital expenditure that MTN has committed in this financial year will bode well for our quest to build high performing networks and will bolster our ability to provide our customers with a seamless network experience," says Mangale.

MTN has a fibre network footprint in Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces. Customers who wish to sign up for MTN's fibre network can sign up in-store or online on www.mtn.co.za/supersonic, send an e-mail to [email protected], or call 083 123 5360.

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Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".

As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit http://www.mtn.com and http://www.mtnfootball.com.