DStv Internet launches in South Africa

MultiChoice has launched DStv Internet, a fixed wireless access service which allows the company’s customers to connect to the internet with a SIM card and Wi-Fi router. The offering provides an option for those who do not have fibre in their residential area but want internet access using various devices.

MultiChoice customers can choose from three data packages, including 25GB, 110GB, and 220GB and can choose bundle offerings that include data options with their DStv subscription package.

The DStv Internet offering also includes an exclusive new premium service called DStv Trusted Home, an AI-driven network security and Wi-Fi management solution developed jointly by MultiChoice’s digital platform security subsidiary Irdeto, and Minim.

The DStv Trusted Home comes with an iOS and Android app that puts subscribers in control of their Wi-Fi connection, and 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 and 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.