Cell C will commercially launch its Long Term Evolution network in the Western Cape on 1 December 2015.
“I am exceptionally proud of the team for getting the Western Cape up and running so quickly. The first phase of 280 sites across the Western Cape is now complete and ready for customers to enjoy,” said Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.
Western Cape LTE subscribers will be treated to the same launch offer that those in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal received.
The first 1,000 customers to visit the Cell C walk-in Customer Care Centre in Tygervalley will be able to buy 100GB of data, valid for 3 months, for R100.
The launch of LTE in the Western Cape follows a R2-billion investment in the company’s LTE data network in 2015.
Cell C will invest another R6 billion over the next two years to roll out LTE in other provinces and extend coverage in Gauteng, KZN, and the Western Cape.
Cell C also invested in an additional 1,600 fibre links, and backhaul to all the LTE sites has already been upgraded.
“The Western Cape is also in line for a core transmission backbone upgrade to 100Gbps.”
Cell C added that it has implemented dual-carrier technology in the region for 3G users, which has improved data speeds.