As competition intensifies in the telecommunications space Cell C, South Africa’s third mobile phone operator, is aggressively positioning itself as an LTE provider and giving customers competitive pricing for its LTE services. The LTE technology enabled fast mobile internet connection. By Gugu Lourie
Cell C on Wednesday announced the commercial launch of its LTE services to subscribers in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
The operator will offer 1000 customers in Gauteng and 500 in KwaZulu-Natal the chance to buy 100GB of data, valid for three months, at only R100.
The deal is available on a first-come first-serve basis on 1 October and limited to one SIM per user.
The mobile phone operator will also launch a wide range of very competitive LTE deals at its selected outlets in the two provinces from 1 October 2015.
Cell C is investing about R2 billion on its LTE data network in 2015.
Jose dos Santos, Cell C’s CEO, said on Wednesday the Western Cape rollout has been pushed forward and will have 200 LTE sites live before the festive season kicks off.
The company is al;so planning to launch commercial Wi-Fi calling on 1 October 2015.
Last month, Cell C’s rival Vodacom activated its Wi-Fi calling. Over the past three years, Vodacom spent over R22.5 billion to ensure it has the widest coverage with the best quality experience.
“With thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots nationally and millions more internationally, this service will really provide customers with an affordable mobile service anywhere in the world,” said Dos Santos.