In a continued effort to make internet connectivity accessible to the larger mass, MTN South Africa has announced that their ‘Supersonic’ Airfibre now covers over 3.4 Million households in the country.
The Managing Director of MTN Supersonic, Megan Nicholas shared that they seeing impressive growth as demand for Airfibre as an alternative to traditional fibre continues. Their aim is to continue delivering and innovating so that more homes are covered and more people who are not able to access fibre can still be connected to a high-speed and reliable data solution, and through it, global information superhighway.
This geographic expansion is continuing as the rollout costs of AirFibre are significantly lower than conventional fibre thanks to MTN’s vast network of mobile towers. We are especially pleased to see strong growth in rural areas, which have traditionally struggled to gain access to the digital world. With Airfibre the modern, digital world is now at their fingertips, opening up new growth possibilities for growth, streaming and play.
While access to the internet is a basic human right in most parts of the world, this is not so in the developing world. MTN plans to change that as we continue to roll out solutions and services to close the digital access gap and the recent results of our Airfibre rollout shows that we are doing that.
We are harnessing our full network and infrastructure and are thinking outside the box to expand reach to even more homes on SA’s best network. This is also taking place in tandem with our plan to rapidly extend rural coverage in the second half of 2022, and even more exciting new growth opportunities await.Megan Nicholas, Managing Director, MTN Supersonic