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10/24/2018 11:23:38 PM
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Re: MTN in, Vodacom out!
Gosh I really do hope that with this new deal that the connections are really going to improve like they say it's going to. People are already starting to talk about the 5G network coming and Cell C will need to work hard to make sure that it has a good base line in place before they think about moving forward. I reckon a lot of people are going to be watching very closely once the final installations are done to expand the reach of their network through this deal...

5/30/2018 4:22:52 AM
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MTN in, Vodacom out!
Looks like Vodacom was the loser here... that doesn't reflect well on its roaming and/or coverage capabilities!

Cell C notes that its 4G coverage will increase significantly as a result of this deal -- from 33% to 80% -- as its Vodacom roaming deal was for 3G only, and that it will be able to offer customers seamless handover as they roam from aCell C site to MTN coverage, something customers were not able to do under the roaming deal with Vodacom.

So, good for MTN. For Vodacom, it needs to take a long look at why it just lost a big deal... its talk of being able to make better use of its spectrum isn't very convincing -- it is losing guaranteed, repeatable income.


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