Nigerian have finally gotten its third 5G operator, Mafab Communications Limited (Mcom). The network provider is ready to compete head-to-head with industry giants MTN, Glo, and Airtel. Mafab has now opened its doors to users, urging them to explore its 5G offerings and conveniently purchase 5G routers through its website.
In a surprising turn of events, Mafab Communications, a relatively obscure player just 10 months before the December 2021 auction, secured the second-largest share of 5G licenses, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This unexpected success surpassed even the bids from the listed company, Airtel Nigeria.
Despite acquiring the 5G license in December 2021, Mafab Communications took a deliberate approach to introducing its services to the market. The company’s invitation to users to purchase 5G routers comes over two years after securing the license.
On its website, Mafab Communications provides users with the opportunity to acquire its routers at a price of N50,000, facilitated through a link redirecting to Sterling Bank. Additionally, the company has unveiled its data bundle pricing, ranging from a daily rate of N350 for 500 MB to N20,000 for 140GB. For comparison, MTN charges N22,000 for 120GB, and Airtel charges N20,000 for 120GB.
A statement on the Mafab Communication website highlights the advantages of its 5G technology, promising ultra-fast data speeds, seamless downloading and uploading of large files, lag-free streaming of movies and concert.
Experience ultra-fast data speed Download and upload massive files 100x faster, stream movies and concerts with zero lags, and enjoy enhanced VR/AR applications.
“Our standalone 5G technology enables network slicing, which supports and fulfills a wide range of network requirements, allowing for improved user experience.
“A 5G standalone network is launched using 5G infrastructure. It is designed in a way that unlocks 5G’s full potential as it allows for transmission of 5G core into pieces that are tailor-made to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.”
Mafab Communication proudly announces that its 5G service is now live in six states: Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Kano, Kaduna, and Enugu.
As a potential user, the decision to opt for Mafab’s 5G router depends on your online activities and location. While Mafab currently has limited coverage compared to industry leaders like MTN, Airtel, and Glo, it may be a viable choice depending on your location and connectivity needs.