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Network operator, Rain, is bringing the fifth-generation (5G) network to its existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane, South Africa. This comes after a prior announcement of the plan back in February this year.

The next-generation connectivity is expected to help the country benefit from reduced data costs as well as prepare it for the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the company said. Users will be charged a monthly fee of about $68 (R1000).

“Selected customers in rain’s 5G coverage area have been invited to be the first to purchase ultra-fast 5G, unlimited internet for only R1000 per month,” said Khaya Dlanga, the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The speed and capacity of the 5G network, together with the latest WiFi 6 technology in the router, will enable rain users to stream high-definition video to multiple devices simultaneously.”

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