Cell C seeking a deal to roam over Vodacom’s 4G network

16 Mar 2017

South African wireless operator Cell C is reportedly interested in reaching a deal with market leader Vodacom to roam over its 4G LTE network infrastructure, with Cell C’s CEO Jose Dos Santos quoted by TechCentral as saying that his company has approached Vodacom with a request to expand their existing roaming agreement to ‘4G and other technologies’. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Cell C began operations in 2001 via a 15-year roaming contract with Vodacom and relied heavily on its rival’s network while its own infrastructure was in deployment. In June 2015 the company renegotiated its roaming agreement with Vodacom, thus extending its access to the latter’s 3G network.

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