MTN Nigeria 5G Router & Network Review – Speed Test

MTN 5g Router Review & Speed test
Written by Futoextra

what’s up guys, welcome to, in this post I will be reviewing the new MTN 5G Router, Make sure you read this post to the end so as to grab the details as they unfold. MTN is the first telecom company to launch 5G in Nigeria, and when I tested it out it blew me away,  I was very surprised about the fast internet speed.

MTN 5g Router Speed test

MTN 5g Router Speed test

For comparison, on the left-hand side is my current internet speed which I thought was fast while on the right is the MTN 5G Router speed.  It’s downloading up to 1.3GB per second, it does have some shortcomings which I’ll get to in a bit.

Unboxing The MTN 5G Router

In the box, it comes with a SIM card that you will need to register, a charger, a user guide manual, and an ethernet cable.

 MTN 5G Coverage Area

The MTN 5G Router is available for pre-order on their website, before pre-ordering I would suggest you check if you are within the MTN 5G coverage area. You can get that info on their official website when you click On a link that will take you to the full content page for the coverage locations.

mtn router coverage locationIf you’re within MTN 5G coverage location and you want to be one of the first to experience 5g speed you can go ahead and pre-order the 5G Router.  it costs ₦50,000 and you get a whopping 100GB of data bonus on activation.

How To Pre-order MTN 5G Router

The pre-order process for the New MTN 5G router is pretty straightforward, below is a guide on how to do it.

  • Visit The MTN official Website by clicking Here.
  • Select the colour of the Router you want.
  • Pick the quantity you want
  • Tick the terms and condition box, and click on pre-order.
  • now go to your cart.
  • Click on proceed  to pay
  • Select the empty Store you want to pick up the Router from. I would advise you choose an MTN store that is nearest to you and click on continue
  • Enter your billing address, click on updates
  • Check the pay now Radio button and click on making payments.
  • Enter your card details and proceed.

Note: If you don’t have a debit card, there are other payment options at the bottom to choose from. You can connect up to 32 devices to this MTN 5G Router, and that’s a lot but the moment electricity goes off it’s going to turn off because it doesn’t have a battery inside it.

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MTN said they will introduce a portable 5g Router you can move around with later in the future so that’s good news. It’s also important to note that you don’t necessarily need the MTN 5G Router to experience 5G speed, with a 5G smartphone from Nokia, Tecno, Infinix, Xiaomi, and Huawei, and with your existing MTN 4G sim you can also have the 5G experience provided you are within the MTN 5G coverage area. you should see 5G on your smartphone and you can start browsing and downloading at 5G speeds.

For iPhones and the majority of Samsung users with 5G smartphones within the MTN 5G coverage area at the moment won’t be able to use 5G because MTN is currently in talks with apple and Samsung and hopefully before the year ends a software update will fix that problem. If you can’t wait, you can also pre-order the MTN 5G Router.

Internet Speed & General Performance

The MTN 5G get speeds exceeding 1GB per second, that’s like 10 times the speed of 4G. I tested it out, I downloaded apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, and TikTok and it was instant. The call of duty game with a file size of 2.3GB downloaded that game in 81 seconds.

5G network would consume data, but that would depend on whatever you are doing on the internet. If you are just chatting on WhatsApp, your data balance won’t take a hit, but if you are watching youtube at 2160p which is the highest quality for streaming videos on that platform, it will consume a lot of data. Some people have  this misconception that downloading a 1GB movie on a 5G network would consume more data than doing it on 3G, but that’s not true. whatever network you’re on be it 3G, 4G, or even 5G it’s still the same data you would use, the only difference is that on 5G the download time will be shot because of the speed of the internet connection.


This MTN 5G Router will be very useful to online gamers, content creators, and those who consume general media content, like watching youtube videos, etc. You are going to even experience a more faster internet connection that you will wonder how you survived all these while without it.

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