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The MTN Carrier From South Africa is denoted by codes: 655 10, 655 12. The followings IDs are called HNI (Home network identity). This code is created by the combination of two other Mobile Country Code (MCC) and Mobile Network Code (MNC). The first three numbers stand for the MCC and they are used in order to identify the region which the carried comes from (in the following example it’s South Africa). The last numbers of the HNI code are equal with the MNC and this ID is given for the specific mobile network operator.

Besides MTN South Africa has assigned country code + 27. This number + 27 is equal with international calling code and it’s simply the telephone dialing prefixes used for calling MTN numbers.
MTN uses 2 GSM bands, 2 UMTS bands, 3 and 0 CDMA bands.. You can read the specific frequency bands in the table below. All bands of the MTN are display in MHz units.
Another important information in MTN South Africa architectures is the standard of used protocols. It also uses 5 protocols such as GSM, UMTS, LTE, CDMA. The ISO standard code of MTN is ZA. You can see more info about this mobile network operator at https://brightside.mtn.co.za/. How to check MTN coverage? How to check if your phone will work in South Africa?

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Name MTN
Company MTN Group
Country South Africa flag South Africa
Country ISO ZA
Country code + 27
Carrier website https://brightside.mtn.co.za/
Carrier codes
  • 655 10
  • 655 12
Mobile prefix 60, 710, 717, 718, 719, 73, 78, 83
Size of NSN 9
Number format

+27 60x xxx xxx

+27 710 xxx xxx

+27 717 xxx xxx

+27 718 xxx xxx

+27 719 xxx xxx

+27 73x xxx xxx

+27 78x xxx xxx

+27 83x xxx xxx

Coverage map Check MTN Coverage
Subscribers 29 028 000 (August 2020)
GSM bands
  • 900 (E-GSM)
  • 1800 (DCS)
GSM protocols
  • EDGE
  • GPRS
UMTS bands
  • B1 (2100)
  • B8 (900 GSM)
UMTS protocols
  • DC-HSDPA 42.2
  • UTMS
LTE bands
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800+)
  • B8 (900)
LTE protocols
  • LTE
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