MTN is getting ready for a future in which consumers will be communicating and connecting more frequently and with greater demands for high-speed data services. It announced this week that it was the first mobile operator in SA to provide 4G network coverage for 90% of the population. For the fourth industrial revolution to truly take hold in SA, which will change the way we work and play, a number of systems have to be in place. Quality network infrastructure is among them. MTN hopes that its investment in upgrading its network over the past four years will help to drive down the price of data and improve its service. CEO Godfrey Motsa told Business Times: "Running data on 3G is cheaper than 2G, 4G is cheaper than 3G and 5G will be cheaper than 4G." Ruhan du Plessis, an analyst at Avior Capital Markets, says moving more users to 4G would create opportunities in the economy for education, news and business as more people connected to the internet. Du Plessis says the progress in dat...

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