Cell C begins moving customers off its network

Jamie McKane

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Cell C begins moving customers off its network

Cell C has started the process of migrating customers to MTN's cellphone tower infrastructure as it prepares to switch off its own radio access network.

The mobile operator is sending customers an SMS asking them to turn on Data Roaming manually on their devices to ensure their mobile data connection remains active.
 

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Quite a turnout for the books - after all those years of aggressive network infrastructure investment to this...
 

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So what happens to the current hardware?
Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson previously told MyBroadband some of the company’s radio network equipment will be sold, which will generate money for the company.

In addition, certain rented components of its radio network will be given back to the companies it leases it from.
 

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Confusing. What happened to the part where Cell C will be a seamless full fledged mobile operator? Now we actually have to select roaming.
 

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Confusing. What happened to the part where Cell C will be a seamless full fledged mobile operator? Now we actually have to select roaming.
This is only while the changeover is happening. They don't want you to lose data access. Will be seamless roaming (auto) after the whole subscriber base is moved over - in mid Feb.
 
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