Cell C and MTN have signed an expanded roaming agreement that would see Cell C reduce its expenditure on building out its national infrastructure.
This new deal builds on the existing roaming agreement that the two mobile networks entered into in 2018, which provided 3G and 4G services to Cell C customers.
The new roaming agreement extends Cell C’s 4G network coverage to 95% of the population.
“This is a pivotal step in Cell C’s turnaround strategy,” said Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson.
“One of the key pillars of this turnaround is to implement a revised network strategy that enables Cell C to manage its network capacity requirements in a more cost-efficient and scalable manner.”
Meanwhile MTN said it looks forward to transparent engagement with relevant stakeholders regarding this important industry milestone.