MTN brings Internet on TV to South Africa
February 17, 2011
MTN has unveiled InternetOnTV, bringing affordable Internet access to South Africa’s unconnected masses.
MTN InternetOnTV is a home phone and Internet device in one, including a built-in 3G modem that supports 7.2Mbps connectivity. The package includes a keyboard, RCA cable and mouse. The MTN InternetOnTV device can be used with a PayAsYouGo SIM card and can be loaded with airtime, just like a mobilephone – this airtime can be converted to an Internet bundle for cheaper Internet access.
Customer can simply connect the MTN InternetOnTV device to the television set to gain access to the Internet. It also includes pre-installed software with links to useful Web sites on the Internet. MTN InternetOnTV connects at high speeds of up to 7.2Mbps downloads and up to 5.76Mbps uploads.
“Through the launch of our InternetOnTV device, we aim to increase Internet penetration among previously disadvantaged and unconnected communities in South Africa,” explains Mapula Bodibe, General Manager: Consumer Marketing at MTN South Africa.