Cell C seeks to increase LTE base station count from 100 to 1,000 in 2013

16 Apr 2013

South African mobile operator Cell C has increased its network coverage to 97% of the South African population, with over 4,000 base stations around the country. CEO Alan Knott-Craig told MyBroadband.co.za that Cell C currently has around 4,000 base transceiver stations (BTS), of which 3,500 are 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ enabled. Going forward, Cell C hopes to grow its current total of 100 active Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites to 1,000 by the end of the year. The chief executive added: ‘Cell C has made a substantial investment in the growth of its network over the last year. For the 2012 financial year, the company significantly increased its coverage, erecting 1,223 new 3G base stations’.

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