What is the difference between MTN and Telkom Fixed LTE

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asked Jan 13 in General by Fiona Johnston (120 points)

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Hi Fiona,


Both are LTE- A providers offering different data packages.  


They also have different coverage areas, so it is very important to check coverage BEFORE signing up. 
You can check on our coverage map - https://www.afrihost.com/fixed-lte/#fixed-wireless-availability 
https://help.afrihost.com/topic/fixed-wireless-internet/how-to-check-fixed-wireless-internet-coverage-in-your-area 

What is LTE-A?

LTE-A stands for LTE-Advanced and is more reliable and delivers true 4G speeds. LTE-A is 2-3x faster than regular LTE.

You can generally expect speeds between 10 - 150Mbps. Please note, however, that speeds are determined by the external environment around your home and where the router is situated in your home.

For more information on Pure LTE (MTN) please follow the link below to our Help Centre:
https://help.afrihost.com/topic/fixed-wireless-internet/pure-lte-faqs

For more information on Telkom Fixed LTE Wireless please follow the link below to our Help Centre:
https://help.afrihost.com/topic/fixed-wireless-internet/telkom-fixed-lte-wireless-faqs

Pure LTE (MTN) Packages 

  • 30GB Anytime + 30GB Night time, this is ideal for 1 user 
  • 60GB Anytime + 60GB Night time, this is ideal for 2 users 
  • 100GB Anytime + 100GB Night time, this is ideal for 3 user 
  • 150GB Anytime + 150GB Night time, this is ideal for 5+ users 

Telkom LTE Packages 

  • 20GB Anytime + 20GB Night time, this is ideal for 1 user 
  • 40GB Anytime + 40GB Night time, this is ideal for 2 users 
  • 60GB Anytime + 60GB Night time, this is ideal for 2 users 
  • 80GB Anytime + 80GB Night time, this is ideal for 3 user 
  • 120GB Anytime + 120GB Night time, this is ideal for 5+ users 
  • 220GB Anytime + 220GB Night time, this is ideal for 5+ users 

Anytime and Nighttime data times differ: 

Anytime data can be used anytime of the day.  

  • Pure LTE (MTN) Night Time data is valid from 12am to 5am.  
  • Telkom Night Time data is valid from 12am to 7am. 

MTN LTE sim cards are locked to a single service tower. 

Only approved CAT 6 LTE devices can be used with LTE devices such as  

  • Huawei B525 

  • Huawei B612 

  • Huawei B618 

  • ZTE MF286 

Telkom and MTN have different APNs to use with the devices. These are usually pre-configured for you on the device. 
https://help.afrihost.com/topic/fixed-wireless-internet/how-to-set-up-your-fixed-lte-wireless-device 
https://setup.afrihost.com/ 

  • APN [For Pure (MTN) LTE]: ws.afrihost.fwa (all lower case, no spaces) 
  • APN [For Telkom LTE]: afrihost (all lower case, no spaces) 
     

Data rollover 

  • Telkom LTE in-bundle Anytime data will roll over for 30 days. Night Time data does NOT rollover. 
  • MTN Anytime and Night Time data will roll over for 30 days. 

Top up data rollover 

  • MTN Anytime top-up data expires 60 days from purchase and your Night Time top-up data expires 30 days from purchase 
  • Pure LTE (MTN) top ups include Anytime data. Anytime top up data expires 30 days from purchase. 

 

If you require further assistance, 

please send a message to our WhatsApp helpline: https://whatsapp.afrihost.com  

WhatsApp Help is available from 07h00 - 20h00 Monday - Friday 

or visit our Help Centre: https://help.afrihost.com/  

or see our FAQ page: http://faq.afrihost.com     

Thank you    

answered Jan 17 by AfriDazzil (35,250 points)
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