18 July 2020 – rain is pleased to announce the launch of its super-fast 5G network in Cape Town. Gauteng is already enjoying streaming, downloading and working from home on the modern 5G network, and from 18 July, Capetonians will be able to do the same. Khaya Dlanga, rain’s CMO notes: “This means rain is able to offer the widest 5G coverage in the country.”
rain’s 5G packages
rain 5G offers super-fast unlimited internet from as little as R699 per month. Two packages are available, both with unlimited data. The standard package (at R699) caps speeds at 30Mbps and allows a single HD video stream. The premium package, at R999 per month, has no speed limiting and offers multiple HD+ quality streams. Premium users can expect average speeds exceeding 200Mbps.
Both the standard and premium packages include a free-to-use 5G router.
rain’s 5G routers are quick and easy to install, so clients will be able to stream their favourite shows right away. Dlanga says: “Clients can order the 5G package on www.rain.co.za and have the router delivered for free straight to their door.”
Dlanga also notes that rain has built additional sites in Gauteng in recent months and that coverage continues to expand. “Furthermore, rain hopes to blanket more metro areas though out South Africa in the next 18 months.”
5G is a foundational component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and rain continues to play its part in ensuring that South Africa benefits from this revolutionary technology. Dlanga says: “By rolling out the most affordable 5G unlimited products in the market, rain is playing its part in building the 5G ecosystem in the country. 5G can significantly increase ultra-broadband penetration in the country which supports economic growth and will enable South Africans to remain productive by working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. In future, this 5G ecosystem will be the underpinning of the development of smart cities, smart health care systems, remote working through VR technology, self-driving cars and many more aspects of the 4IR.”