How Cell C plans to beat Vodacom and MTN

Underworld

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"He is confident that Cell C’s network is now on par or better than Vodacom and MTN’s networks, and that it lays a good foundation for them to take on their competitors."

Mmmmm, I will never in my life move back to CellC again. I love my LTE from my current provider way to much... LTE on CellC was none existent.
 

system32

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Now we need Neotel and iBurst to join the competition.
(iBurst has spectrum license)
 

sajunky

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Now we need Neotel and iBurst to join the competition.
(iBurst has spectrum license)
Don't hold your breath on iBurst. They use spectrum for Business-to-Business solutions and they will do it in future. Any consumer related offers will have a minimum impact, as they did not draw plans for national coverage in nearest future.
 

Swa

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I hope their 200GB bundles now going for R999 is an indication of the future.
 

sajunky

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I hope their 200GB bundles now going for R999 is an indication of the future.
I must check their bundles, as there is a signal in my area. However it can happen when my GiGa200 package is close to finish (about 10 months ahead). Paid also R999, valid for one year.
 

jannievanzyl

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Don't hold your breath on iBurst. They use spectrum for Business-to-Business solutions and they will do it in future. Any consumer related offers will have a minimum impact, as they did not draw plans for national coverage in nearest future.
IBurst has enough spectrum to roll out a 60Mb/s LTE service and they're busy running trails.

Challenge for them will be to build the business case to get the subscribers. Hell of a difficult thing to find the tens of billions to roll a consumer service.
 

sajunky

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IBurst has enough spectrum to roll out a 60Mb/s LTE service and they're busy running trails.

Challenge for them will be to build the business case to get the subscribers. Hell of a difficult thing to find the tens of billions to roll a consumer service.
I agree it is a challenge. Not a real plan. This is a cover operation to fool ICASA. Their profile is a business-to-business solutions and nothing indicate it is going to change. It is much cheaper to operate in this environment. However they had already a clash with ICASA for using this spectrum for different purpose, then they tried to delay ICASA deadlines by changing of ownership. It didn't work due to ICASA conditions. To not lose spectrum, they are launching now cover up operation in few major cities, so in other areas they can continue to use this spectrum as they did before.
 
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