5G! Everything You’ve Heard and More!

Stream your favourite movies in 4K, make video calls with your loved ones without buffering or lag, enjoy quality gaming experience, and carry out downloads with super-fast speeds with the MTN 5G network in Nigeria.

Simply put, 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. With download speeds up to 10 times faster than its predecessor, 5G will reinvent how we use the internet and bring us to a new phase of technological advancement with never-before-seen innovations and applications.

How To Get On 5G in Nigeria

To experience the power of 5G, you need a 5G capable smartphone or a 5G router and a 4G enabled SIM card. If you purchase our 5G broadband router, you’ll get a welcome bonus of 100GB and if you activate your 5G capable smartphone on the MTN network, you will receive a “one-off” 5GB activation bonus.

To find out how and for more information, see the FAQs below or contact us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

5G coverage is available in several locations nationwide. Click below to find out 5G covered areas.

5G Coverage Locations

MTN 5G Router

This is a high-speed broadband portable Wi-Fi device compatible with 3G and 4G LTE networks, ideal for use on the go!

Top Features of MTN 5G Router

  • Connects up to 32 devices
  • 5G speed
  • Fixed router

Why you should get the MTN 5G router!

  • You’ll be able to experience the premium 5G life without breaking the bank for a new 5G phone.
  • 100GB welcome bonus when you text 5GCPE to 312
  • You’ll get best-in-class devices on the network
  • You’ll have access to super-fast router data plans
  • You’ll experience network stability like never before
  • You’ll have special, unlimited access to our 5G experience centres

Get our brand new 5G Broadband Router and enjoy a whole new world of amazing possibilities of 5G.

Mobile Phones Compatible with MTN 5G

One way to experience the 5G network is with a 5G capable smartphone. So, unless your phone is 5G-enabled, you’ll need a new 5G phone to access the MTN 5G network and open your world to endless possibilities!

Just for activating your 5G smartphone on the MTN network, you will receive the following;

  • 5GB FREE “one-off” data
  • 11GB FREE data on selected data bundle purchases from N5,000 for 3 months. (please see FAQs for more information)

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Benefits of MTN 5G Network in Nigeria

Q. What is 5G?

A. 5G stands for the fifth generation of mobile communications.

This next generation promises users faster internet speeds, while increasing network efficiency and improving the flexibility of wireless services.

Q. How does 5G work?

A. 5G works on the same mobile network principles as the 4G LTE network. However, 5G users will get an upgraded experience on the 4G network with more flexibility, scalability, and connectivity.

Q. Will a 5G phone work where 5G service is limited or unavailable?

A. Yes, they will. The 5G phones currently on the market will automatically access the lesser 4G LTE and below networks available in non-5G zones.

Q. Does 5G need fibre optic?

A. Yes, it does. With 5G, users will be able to access the internet using wireless transmitters that are connected to fibre optic cables.

Fibre enables users to enjoy the full benefits of 5G including reliability, speed, and security.

Q. What is the speed of 5G?

A. Unlike 4G which is capable of reaching speed levels of 100 megabits per second (Mbps), 5G is capable of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). Which is 100 times the maximum speed of the present 4G technology.

Q. Why is 5G Different Than 4G?

A. 5G brings faster download speeds that already rivals and surpasses the present wired connections like cable or fibre.

With 5G, you get 100 times the capabilities of 4G like:

    • Faster Speeds – Due to the high-band wave spectrum of 5G, expect to see download speeds that will surpass the current capabilities of your current home internet.
    • Less Lagging – 5G removes lagging and buffering, which helps give users real-time experience.
    • Improved Functionality- 5G creates better connections and increases the ability of users to power more apps, sites, and have a better experience for technologies like augmented and virtual reality.
    • Innovation Beyond Imagination- Expect everything from gaming and streaming functions to self-driving cars and virtual surgeries that can take place from halfway across the world to be better and accessible using 5G

Q. What Phones Connect to 5G?

A. The list of phones that can connect to 5G will change over time as newer models are brought into the market and made available.

Q. Do I Need a New Phone for 5G?

A. Unless your phone is 5G-enabled, you’ll need a new phone to access the 5G network. There are, however, a growing number of devices available from brands such as Apple, Samsung, Tecno, LG, OnePlus, etc.

Q. My home wi-fi router has 5G in its name, do I already have 5G at home?

A. No, you don’t. The 5G label on a home Wi-Fi router indicates that it operates in the 5GHz (gigahertz) spectrum band. Wi-Fi technology is different from that of 5G.

Q. What can I do with 5G in my home?

Improved Home Security

    • Whether your home security system uses one or multiple cameras, you’ll see a major improvement with the crystal-clear quality 5G offers. You can clearly tell what is going on in and around your home and can use smart motion sensors to identify anyone around your house in real time to notify the authorities against any potential threat.

Smart Lighting

    • Think of how easy it’ll be for you if your home knew what time of the day it was and adjusted the lights accordingly. Or imagine a lightbulb connected to your wi-fi that can be controlled by your voice or phone. These, and more, are what 5G offers.

Smarter Entertainment

    • Talking about the smart life, a smart home technology will give you the power to control devices, equipment, and everything from the TV to the sound system with just your voice.

Better Irrigation Systems

    • Most home sprinkler systems operate using the schedule you set and will do the job even if rain is falling outside, but not a smart 5G-connected sprinkler system. It can use the current weather conditions to operate and with sensors, it can adjust the ground’s moisture level without you having to lift a finger.

Smarter Thermostats

    • 5G can enable thermostats to self-regulate based on the temperature outside and the number of people in the home. It also keeps track of the homeowner’s going and coming to adjust the home temperature accordingly for both your comfort and to saving energy.

Smart Appliances

    • Like humans, there are many home appliances that have been waiting for 5G connectivity. With 5G, your appliances can all work together without you having to lift a finger. For example, you can have a coffee maker that starts to brew a cup of coffee as soon as you walk in the kitchen or an oven that starts to preheat for dinner when you get home from work.

Smart Blinds

    • With 5G, your blinds can adjust themselves to maintain the same level of brightness in the room throughout the day.

Game Better

    • You can say goodbye to screaming in frustration when you experience lagging and buffering anytime you game. Thanks to 5G, your home’s bandwidth is enhanced to enable your network handle multiple data-heavy games easily.

Improved Work from Home Conditions

    • If you’re someone who works remotely, chances are you’ve had to use a VPN to maintain a secure connection in order to download/upload huge network-straining files. However, because 5G increases network capacity, you can now work remotely easily without disruption.

5G Enabled Cleaning Robots

    • To make the ever-growing Internet of Things to work, a powerful and consistent network is needed and that’s where 5G shines through. With a 5G-enabled home, you can use products like iRobot bundles, where one robot vacuums while the other one mops simultaneously, to keep your home clean. Products like these depend on quality networks and that’s why 5G is perfect for homes.

Q. Will 5G be better than fibre?

A. 5G network has many benefits with superfast speeds on of its main features. 5G and fibre optic networks will work hand-in-hand to offer users a cohesive internet experience.

Q. Will 5G make Wi-Fi obsolete?

A. 5G and Wi-Fi will continue to co-exist, with both networks complementing each other for the foreseeable future

Q. What are the benefits of 5G?

A. 5G will allow connection to a wide variety of devices for both personal and business use. The 5G network also provides enhanced performance, increased capacity, and network efficiency in every industry.

Q. What is a private 5G network?

A. A private 5G network or next-gen Local Area Network (LAN), offers a dedicated network for unified connectivity, better services, and a more secure communication.

Q. Which industries will benefit most from the 5G network?

A. Every day, the benefits of 5G in different industries are being realised. As the network capabilities improve, more innovative methods of using 5G to advance each sector will also be discovered.

Q. Will 5G play an important role in the internet of things (IOT)?

A. Yes, it will. The advancements in both internet and technology will drastically improve various sectors of industries with 5G.

Q. How will 5G re-shape business in the future?

A. 5G will revolutionize remote working, boost rural economies, increase the use of AR and VR in business, and improve overall retail experience and Internet of Things (IoT)

Q. Did 5G Spread the Coronavirus?

A. The answer is NO. Though there has been a misinformation connecting the COVID-19 pandemic to the expansion of 5G networks, it is false. And noted scientific and legitimate statements will back up this fact. 5G had no involvement in the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Q. Is 5G safe?

A. Yes, it is. The wavelength 5G operates on is non-iodized radiation and so doesn’t produce enough energy to damage body cells.

Q. What will I get after activating my MTN 5G router?

A. You will receive 100GB FREE welcome bonus data.

Q. How do I activate my 100GB FREE welcome offer?

A. Simply text 5GCPE to 312

Q. What will I get for getting on the MTN 5G network with my 5G enabled smartphone?

A.You will receive the following

  • 5GB FREE “one-off” activation data
  • 11GB FREE data on selected data bundle purchases from N5,000 for 3 months. (please see FAQs for more information)

Q. What do I need to have to enjoy these benefits on my smartphone?

A.You must have the following;

  • A 4G SIM
  • A 5G enabled smartphone
  • Be within 5G network coverage area ( to see 5G network coverage, click here)

Q. What bundles will I purchase to get the 11GB FREE data for 3 months?

A.You must purchase any of the bundles listed below:

20GB monthly plan 20GB 5,000     11GB to access the following platforms:

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Ayoba, 2Go, WeChat, TikTok, Vskit, Eskimi


25GB monthly plan 25GB 6000
40GB monthly plan 40GB 10,000
75GB monthly plan 75GB 15,000
120GB monthly plan 120GB N20,000
200GB monthly plan 200GB N30,000
100GB 5G bundle 100GB 20,000

MTN 5G Locations in Nigeria

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