Rain launches Standalone 5G network powered by Huawei

Rain has launched its first Standalone 5G (SA 5G) network — powered by Huawei — in South Africa.
Rain 5G networkRain’s Standalone 5G is currently available in Cape Town covering areas including Sea Point in Cape Town, Claremont, Goodwood, Bellville, Durbanville, and Cape Town City Centre.

The SA 5G network are built on Rain’s own sites. This allows rain to significantly enhance its fixed wireless broadband (FWA) service experience in the covered areas.

“Standalone 5G will improve 5G network performance with increased the uplink rate, lower latency, and improved reliability, ushering in high-end cloud VR and cloud gaming services, more diversified enterprise and home broadband services,” said Rain chief marketing officer Khaya Dlanga.

Rain 5G offers fast unlimited Internet for R699 per month. The company will offer both its Standard and Premium Unlimited 5G packages in Cape Town, priced at R699 and R999 per month, respectively.

Rain’s standard package caps speeds at 30Mbps and allows a single HD video stream, while its Premium package offers multiple HD+ quality streams and has no speed limitations.
Rain said its premium users can expect average speeds exceeding 200Mbps.