Here is what will happen when Cell C shuts down its network

Thor

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So Cell C being an MTN MNVO now, will they (MTN) increase their (CELL C) pricing (cost per megabyte)?
 

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So Cell C being an MTN MNVO now, will they (MTN) increase their (CELL C) pricing (cost per megabyte)?

Their CEO says Cell C won't be a MNVO, something about still owning their core or some such, it's in one of those "Cell C CEO says funny things" articles that were done here recently.
 

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Erg there goes some roof rental fees for our block of flats, hopefully it was a long contract
 

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Their CEO says Cell C won't be a MNVO, something about still owning their core or some such, it's in one of those "Cell C CEO says funny things" articles that were done here recently.
None of the factors he mentions actually make them not an MVNO. The one differentiating factor which makes a MVNO is not having your own RAN.
 

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Lets hope soon means sometime before 2021, could certainly do with some of that mtn speed
 

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None of the factors he mentions actually make them not an MVNO. The one differentiating factor which makes a MVNO is not having your own RAN.

Pretty much. They won't own any radio infrastructure, which in its definition is an MVNO.
 

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What will happen to FNB mobile and the like?

Nothing. Cell C isn't going away, they are selling their hardware, and moving onto MTN's infrastructure. As an end user, nothing will change (besides better speeds on MTN's far superior network).

It's backbone hardware that's changing hands - not companies.
 

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Nothing. Cell C isn't going away, they are selling their hardware, and moving onto MTN's infrastructure. As an end user, nothing will change (besides better speeds on MTN's far superior network).

It's backbone hardware that's changing hands - not companies.
Cell C CEO said they will increase their prices
 

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Cell C CEO said they will increase their prices

I don't see pricing in the article, but either way, it's a hardware change - Cell C as a provider for the end user remains unchanged. As for FNB and their network, they will still run on Cell C.
 

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Nothing. Cell C isn't going away, they are selling their hardware, and moving onto MTN's infrastructure. As an end user, nothing will change (besides better speeds on MTN's far superior network).

It's backbone hardware that's changing hands - not companies.
I don't know if nothing will change. If it costs more to roam off MTN those costs will be passed on.

Cell C CEO said they will increase their prices
What he said was they won't compete on price but on products. So probably not increasing prices but not decreasing them either. More stupid things like 100MB plus 10 minutes for Rxx.
 
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