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Cell C Advances LTE network

CELL CJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CELL C, South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator, has announced the commercial availability of its next generation broadband technology, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).

The technology is available in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

The rollout of LTE-A in KwaZulu-Natal will commence in the coming months and will be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Cell C sees LTE-A as the next major step in the evolution of its LTE network that will deliver customers much faster data speeds and cater for a fast growing demand in data services and content delivery.

“Cell C has become the leading innovator in the South African mobile telecommunications industry,” says Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.

He says the company is the first and only provider to embrace over-the-top services, like Facebook and WhatsApp, by offering free access and true value to customers for services they love.

Dos Santos adds Cell C was the first and currently only operator to offer Wi-Fi Calling giving customers wider coverage and an affordable alternative to international roaming by making any Wi-Fi hotspot a mini Cell C base station.

“Now we are the first operator in the country to bring LTE-A on such a large scale covering three of the largest metros in SA.”

LTE-A is available in a select list of handsets.

Customers using these devices will not see a different symbol (it will still show 4G or LTE depending on the device) on their handsets, however, they can expect to see data download speeds of up to 100Mbps.

“Cell C is committed to becoming the broadband destination of choice for South African consumers and the commercial launch of our LTE-A network just reiterates that promise to our customers,” says Dos Santos.

LTE-A is a mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the LTE standard

CAJ News

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