Cell C begins customer migration to Vodacom towers
January 14, 2021
The operator has started the migration of its customers from its own towers to the Vodacom infrastructure to save money.
The migration to Vodacom comes as a bit of a surprise as the company announced an expanded roaming partnership with MTN earlier. In a statement to TechCentral, the company said, that “the migration of contract and broadband customers arises from our network roaming agreement with Vodacom, and prepaid customer migration will be confirmed in due course.”
In response to a vastly changed business environment, the adoption of the network roaming model is expected to promote more resourceful use of the telecommunications infrastructure capacity in the country, improve the overall network connectivity and provide Cell C customers with a better customer experience.
It supports the policy goals of avoiding network duplication and the burden on the environment as the shared infrastructure drives efficiencies through a more viable, flexible and agile model.
“We are moving closer to our vision that offers customers quality network access and makes Cell C a customer-first service provider, enhancing lives and providing digital solutions on a scalable quality telco platform. Operationally the business is getting stronger, and a successful recapitalisation will secure the long-term sustainability of Cell C.”Craigie Stevenson, CEO of Cell C