Cell C inks a new roaming deal with MTN

18 Nov 2019

Cell C has inked an expanded roaming agreement with MTN South Africa, allowing the cash-strapped operator to roam on MTN’s network in all areas of the country, TechCentral writes. The two operators said that the new deal, agreed upon ‘after months of negotiations’, ‘adheres to all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.’ Under the new roaming deal, Cell C will maintain its spectrum and will use its own frequencies and licences, while keeping control of its core network, transmission, billing system and subscriber management, with the management of the RAN to be provided by MTN. The implementation of the expanded roaming agreement will commence in early 2020 and the transition is expected to take up to 36 months to complete. The roaming agreement will see Cell C’s 4G network coverage extended to 95% of the population; Cell C customers will have access to over 12,500 sites, of which 90% are LTE-enabled.

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