South Africa’s MultiChoice, known for offering satellite TV services is now introducing fixed home internet plans for users through Dstv internet.
The entertainment company has launched the service in South Africa as an alternative to fibre internet, especially for clients who do not have the infrastructure within their proximity.
Partnering with local telco MTN, Dstv Users will get a SIM card and WiFi router to connect to a fixed wireless LTE network.
“DStv Internet provides South Africans with connectivity for all their household internet requirements, giving them more convenience and choice,” Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said in a statement.
Customers will have the option of signing up to the internet package only or bundling it up with a satellite TV subscription.
Customers can choose from three fixed internet plans of 25GB, 110GB, 220GB. The allocation comes inclusive of night-time data.
Prices start at R199 per month.
DStv internet will be available to all users, even if they are not subscribers of the company’s entertainment packages.
Customers can use the DStv trusted home app to help them manage their data, perform speed tests, make payments, and so forth.
It is still not clear if or when the service will be rolled out to other countries