MTN Coverage Map Help
Network Technologies Explained
- MTN offers 3G technology access on two frequency bands – UMTS 2100 MHz and UMTS 900 MHz.
The UMTS2100 band is deployed in metro and urban areas whilst UMTS900 is used to provide rural broadband due to better signal propagation characteristics.
- HSPA enables higher download speeds of online content with speeds of
up to 42Mbps on UMTS2100 and up to 14.4Mbps on UMTS900.
- LTE technology is an advancement on HSPA and offers higher data throughputs of up to 70Mbps on the currently available frequency spectrum.
This enables MTN customers to view and download rich online content such as video and high resolution images seamlessly.
To access the LTE network, customers need an LTE capable device, LTE enabled SIM card and be located within an LTE coverage area.
- User access and experience is dependent on access device capability, coverage availability and the number of users accessing the site at that
Navigating the map
Like most modern web-based maps, you can navigate around the map by dragging the map left, right, up or down with your mouse.
Double click your mouse at any point in the map to zoom into that area. If you have a mouse with a scrolling wheel,
you can use the wheel to zoom in or out at the point on the map where the mouse cursor is pointing.
If you are using a touch screen device, tap and drag the map to pan the map in any direction. The normal pinching/expanding
gestures will zoom your map in/out and double tapping at a point will zoom into that point on the map.
Alternatively you can use the pan and zoom controls in the map control panel on the left handside of the map.
Viewing MTN's network coverage
In the top right side of the map, there are buttons to toggle the visibility of the technology specific coverage layers on the map.
If you switched a technology on, the button will be highlighted with the colour of the layer on the map. If you do not see any
coverage on the map, it could be that there is no coverage for the selected technology in the map area displayed. You can zoom out to view
a larger area of the map to see where coverage is available. Also make sure that the technology layer is switched on and its switch button is
At any point of interest on the map, you can get more informtion on coverage or an MTN store. Simply click or tap on the map for coverage
information or on an MTN store icon for store contact details.
Changing the map style
The coverage maps can be viewed in 4 different styles.
- Street - the default style is a street map with street level detail and points of interest
- Hybrid - this map style is based on a satellite map overlayed with street level detail
- Satellite - as seen from space
- Terrain - this style shows elevation detail and the map is shaded to create a 3D effect.
Simply select your map style from the list button in the top right corner of the map.
Other map controls
As previously mentioned, the map controls panel contains the basic map navigation controls plus a few other useful controls.
Starting from the top, the left/right pointing arrow will close or open the search panel. This is useful if you want to see more of map.
Below the arrow there is the Information/Help button. This is what opened this page.
Just above the navigation controls is the Reset button. This will reset the map and take you back to where you started. If you allow your
browser to track your current location, the map will automatically zoom into the position reported by your browser.
If in doubt, just hover over a control's icon for a quick reminder on what it does.
Searching for an address
To search for an address, simply start typing the address in the search box on the left side of the map. If you don't see a search box,
open the search panel with the right pointing arrow in the top left corner.
Underneath the search box are some helpful tips on getting the best results. Remember, do not be too specific with the address and try
using only the first 4 to 6 characters of the street and suburb names. Also try alternate and bilingual spellings.
The results returned will list all possible matches found and can include results that closely resemble your search string. Click on an entry
to view it on the map and confirm which entry is your searched address or close to it.
You can also enter GPS coordinates in any of the standard formats to quickly move and point the map at the coordinates.