Cell C fibre-to-the-home here soon, with very aggressive pricing

The_MAC

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Cell-C should focus on fixing their Mobile Network before trying to run an FTTH project. Its not like they got money coming out of their ears..
 

Johnatan56

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Cell-C should focus on fixing their Mobile Network before trying to run an FTTH project. Its not like they got money coming out of their ears..
Why can't they do both at the same time? They have to run fiber backhaul to their towers anyways, why not allow FTTH on the route as well? Vodacom/MTN are doing so in PE according to some threads.
 

The_MAC

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Why can't they do both at the same time? They have to run fiber backhaul to their towers anyways, why not allow FTTH on the route as well? Vodacom/MTN are doing so in PE according to some threads.
Providing backhaul to a single base station is totally different than connecting thousands of homes, the civil works involved are crazy expensive. Not to mention the "expected" take-up rate, mainly driven by a perceived appetite for FTTH. Most people want FTTH, but ask them to sign on the dotted line and they start to wonder what they will be doing with a 100Mbps connection.
 

Chevron

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Providing backhaul to a single base station is totally different than connecting thousands of homes, the civil works involved are crazy expensive. Not to mention the "expected" take-up rate, mainly driven by a perceived appetite for FTTH. Most people want FTTH, but ask them to sign on the dotted line and they start to wonder what they will be doing with a 100Mbps connection.
Hence the aggressive pricing.
 

damian24

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Seeing some good stuff coming out of CellC, the wifi calling thing has reduced my roaming costs to 0 and the voice quality is better than the local vodafone network (in Ghana).

Looking forward to FTTH access as well once available.

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alchamy

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Coverage maps please, these announcements are meaningless when the final result is 2 suburbs covered and 12 month roll out plans.
 

Kido

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from what i gather it appears they are just going to offer data packages for FTTH only for now they didnt mention a rollout of FTTH plan
 

JStrike

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More data packages? Managing the amount of data I use? No thanks.
So random. Why not just stick to uncapped and make your users lives easier.
 
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