MultiChoice now offering internet with DStv InternetBy Staff Writer 22 September 2021 | Categories: news
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In a bid to get more South African homes connected, MultiChoice has launched DStv Internet to provide internet to those who do not have access to fibre services. The move to diversify its offering is part of MultiChoice’s ongoing evolution from a traditional video entertainment business.
DStv Internet is a fixed wireless access service, which means that customers can get connected to the internet with a SIM card and Wi-Fi router. The company believes this is a decent solution for those who do not have fibre in their residential area but want to access the Internet regularly using various devices in their home. MTN has been selected as MultiChoice’s network partner.
Customers can choose from three data packages, 25 GB, 110 GB, and 220 GB. DStv customers have the benefit of choosing from bundle offerings that include data options with their DStv subscription package, making it easier to stream content on an internet-connected device.
“Customer experience is at the forefront of MultiChoice’s continued product innovation. DStv Internet provides South Africans with connectivity for all their household internet requirements, giving them more convenience and choice,” says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.
According to MultiChoice, it delivers DStv, GOtv and Showmax to more than 20 million households across 50 countries in Africa, with the convenience of being able to enjoy content anytime, anywhere via satellite or streaming.
DStv Trusted Home exclusive to DStv Internet
The DStv Internet offering also includes an exclusive new premium service called DStv Trusted Home, which the company states is an AI-driven network security and Wi-Fi management solution, developed jointly by MultiChoice’s digital platform security subsidiary Irdeto, and Minim – the creator of intelligent networking products.
The DStv Trusted Home comes with an iOS and Android app that puts subscribers in control of their Wi-Fi connection, while it also protects consumers’ home network from online security threats and malicious attacks and keeps children safer online with parental control features.
The DStv Trusted Home app is only available for use with DStv Internet routers. There are two router models that customers can purchase: the ZTE 286C & ZTE 286 R. The routers are included in the bundle and contract offerings.
As part of the launch of DStv Internet, the first 20 000 customers will receive a free 12-month subscription to the DStv Trusted Home app. After 12 months, customers will have the chance to opt out or add a monthly charge of R30 to their DStv Internet bill.
With DStv Internet there are three monthly data products to choose from:
- 25 Gigabyte (GB) Anytime and 25 Gigabyte (GB) Night-time data
- 110 Gigabyte (GB) Anytime and 110 Gigabyte (GB) Night-time data
- 220 Gigabyte (GB) Anytime and 220 Gigabyte (GB) Night-time data
Customers can apply online and also check the coverage in their area before ordering here. Below are some of the package prices available for DStv Internet:
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