Axxess launches 5G packages over MTN network

9 Sep 2022

South African fixed broadband ISP Axxess has launched 5G internet packages for residential and business customers via the network of mobile operator MTN. The Axxess website advertises: ‘True 5G is a cutting-edge wireless internet connectivity solution with speeds reaching up to 500Mbps suited for both business and home.’ The site currently offers a half-price 5G fixed router under a limited time promotion, and promises delivery of 5G SIM cards and routers to new customers ‘within three days’. The company is marketing the 5G service as ‘a fibre alternative in the home, an option for a primary business connection or as a business backup solution.’

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Axxess has been wholly owned by Afrihost since July 2011, and the group provides services via access agreements with various infrastructure operators over a range of platforms including xDSL, fixed LTE (FDD), fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), TD-LTE-Advanced and now fixed 5G, alongside a mobile resale service launched in November 2015 (also in partnership with MTN).

South Africa, Afrihost (incl. Axxess), MTN South Africa