Cell C's new network in Jo'burg soon
Johannesburg – South Africa's third mobile operator, Cell C said on Thursday that it would launch its new HSPA+ 900 network in Johannesburg and Pretoria by mid November.
The service has already rolled out in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and East London.
The first phase of the new network rollout, set for completion by the end of 2010, will cover about 34% of the South African population, with the network being launched on a city-by-city basis.
Cell C said it would continue to expand its network roll out and aimed to cover 67% of the population by mid 2011.
Does Cell-C piggyback on MTN towers?
The Cell C reception in the Durban south area has actually gone down over the past few months. Wonder if it is because of the "new roll out plant in Durban" of Cell C and if this the poor quality reception of the Cell C network we will have in the future?
Can't wait to see you launch Cell-C. I tried your network in Cape Town last month, wow, wow, wow!!
If you do as good a job here in Jburg, you will have me for life. If you don't, i dont know who to revert to... reception is soooo poor all over the region here and calls keep dripping with MTN and Voda who are even more expensive...
Good luck, we need you Cell C, not only in CT, also in Jburg... Pls put the fat boys to shame, they have abused the SA market for way too long and it is time to bring a better offer to the table.
Anticipating with high curiosity. Cell-C's best provider award in 2010 came to my surprise. I am shocked it moved this fast from a weak network to best broadband provider in the country. I hope they will bring a better value proposition than Voda and MTN, who are extremely lousy both on the broadband and voice fronts. I hear they are 3 times faster and 3 times cheaper in CT, is this correct???
I hope Cell-C will differentiate itself by relying on its new network and stop relying on Voda's lousy network.
Go Cell-C Go ! We need a new standard and your approach looks very promising. PLEASE do deliver ! SA will owe you big time.
It's about time Cell-C. At least the real turnaround is coming... awaiting with patience and hoping to see Cell-C deliver and become a leader to beat the ---- out of the fat lousy boys wnd their useless expensive networks. I will switch my whole small business staff members and my entire family to you Cell-C, your broadband rocked in CT and I am in love with your ads too. They show creativity, quality and innovation. Now show is a good product (even if average you will beat MTN's every minute call drops and voda's expensive propositions.
WELL WITH CHINESE and supporting local tech companies you can get stuffed
Howie it going to work PHONG KONG NETWORK
All the Telecom companies are now investing chinese equipment. Telcom, Voda and MTN have Huawei and now Cell-C have ZTE. what makes ZTE better than the crappy networks huawei already built !!!
Also, why accept the others to invest in chinese and now a roar is happening when cell-c invested. Wouldn't the cellc investment be small relative to the big fat ugly boys?!