Cell C enters multi-billion-rand deal to roam on MTN's network

CAPE TOWN - South African mobile company, Cell C has entered into a multi-billion rand roaming agreement with multinational mobile telecommunications group, MTN. 

In the latest agreement between the two mobile carriers, Cell and MTN both announced the partnership yesterday. 

This deal will see Cell C essentially roaming on MTN's network in areas where Cell C has little to no coverage. 

The agreement which is set to be in full swing in the next few months will also increase Cell C's 4G population coverage from 33% to 80%. 

According to Cell C CEO, Jose Dos Santos, said that although Cell C will carry majority of its data traffic on its own network, the long-term multi-billion-rand agreement is significant. 

“While Cell C still carries the vast majority of data traffic on its own network, as it has its own infrastructure in the metros, this deal is significant as it will provide 4G coverage to customers in outlying areas where we have chosen to buy rather than build coverage”, said Dos Santos. 

Dos Santos added that part of the reason for clinching the deal with MTN is based on their significant network assessment. Cell C conducted a comprehensive assessment of the wholesale

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