What is the new MTN WakaNet Pro and how much does it cost?

MTN WakaNet Pro is a fixed Home Internet solution delivered using fiber optic cable directly to your home. It provides a reliable high-speed internet connection with no cap on data volume to meet your home entertainment, education, surveillance, and home office needs.

In terms of availability, the MTN WakaNet Pro service is currently available only in specific locations. Once available in your area, you can get it in two packages: the Standard package providing up to 20Mbps speed and the Premium package providing up to 40Mbps speed.

The maximum speeds are 20Mbps on the Standard package and 40Mbps on the Premium package. However, MTN implements a Fair Usage Policy (FUP) where: Maximum available speeds in the daytime are 12Mbps and 24Mbps on the Standard and Premium packages respectively.

Also, the maximum available speeds in the evening and on weekends are 20Mbps and 40MBps on the Standard and Premium packages respectively; while Peer-to-peer applications such as torrent applications are limited to 1Mbps on the Standard package and 2Mbps on the Premium package, and

To the same effect, gaming applications are limited to 6Mbps on the Premium package. MTN points out that the indicated speeds are what is available on your WakaNet PRO connection, and not for every device that is connected to the Wi-Fi network supported by your connection.

We recently told you about the MTN WakaNet Max. You could be wondering what the difference between the two is.

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Difference between MTN WakaNet Pro and MTN WakaNet Max

The key difference is in the mode of internet delivery. MTN WakaNet Pro delivers internet connectivity to your home using a fiber optic cable, whereas MTN WakaNet Max delivers internet connectivity to your home via a wireless connection on the MTN 4G network.

In addition, there is no cap on data volume with MTN WakaNet Pro and you simply need to have an active subscription to connect. MTN WakaNet Max uses bundles and therefore has a cap on data volume. When your bundle is depleted, you need to buy another bundle to stay connected.

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How to know if MTN WakaNet Pro is available in your area

Eligible locations are visible on the MyMTN app under WakaNet Pro. To check for eligibility, open your MyMTN app and go to Buy, select WakaNet PRO, then follow the prompts to request the service. The eligible locations are listed under the Location option. If your location is listed, you can go ahead to request the service.

In addition, after you request the service, the MTN team carries out further checks to confirm that they can deliver the service to your specified address. Actually, as you sign up, you need to ensure that you are at the home location where the service is to be installed and your phone’s GPS is switched on so that the app can capture the right location coordinates.

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Subscription payments and renewal

The subscription is valid for 30 days, with no cap on data volume. You, therefore, have an unlimited connection for 30 days. You can renew your monthly subscription on the MyMTN app. Go to Buy, select WakaNet PRO, and then Renew Subscription. Select the required package and then pay using Mobile Money.

You must be logged in to the app with the same number that is linked to your WakaNet PRO service. This number can be found in the initial Service Activation email you receive when the service is first activated.

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