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MTN South Africa Commits To Working With Struggling Cell C

MTN South Africa’s CEO Godfrey Motsa has announced that the company is committed to working with the struggling mobile operator Cell C.

Speaking at the recent MyBroadband Conference that took place in Midrand, Johannesburg, Motsa noted that MTN would retain its new and expanded roaming deal with Cell C.

The expanded roaming deal allows Cell C to rely more on MTN’s infrastructure and decrease its capital expenditure while continuing to retain nationwide coverage along with high-speed data services.

Motsa added that MTN is currently in discussions with Cell C to widen its roaming agreement into urban areas as well.

The CEO of Cell C Craigie Douglas Stevenson previously mentioned that the mobile operator was looking to completely migrate its network to MTN and function similarly to a mobile network virtual operator (MVNO).

Stevenson said that Cell C was negotiating a new roaming deal with MTN which will would see the mobile giant carry all of Cell C’s traffic.

In the new roaming agreement Cell C will also hand all of its towers over to MTN; therefore, it will no longer run its own network.

The deal will remove the need for Cell C to invest billions in its network and will allow it to use that money for operational expenses instead.

 

Credit: This article originated from www.businesstech.co.za

 

 

 





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