Cell C’s migration of its contract and broadband customers to the Vodacom South Africa network failed to meet the cellco’s 28 February target and remains ongoing, officials have informed MyBroadband. A Cell C spokesperson informed the news site: ‘The original target for a complete migration by end-February was not met, however we are pleased with the progress to date.’
TeleGeography notes that Cell C is in the process of shutting down its RAN and moving its customers onto Vodacom and MTN infrastructure as part of a turnaround strategy designed to shore up its perilous finances.
Alongside the stuttering Vodacom migration, Cell C started to build its virtual RAN on MTN’s network infrastructure on 1 January 2021. This process is expected to take a full three years to complete.