Cell C takes broadband network to Mafikeng
South African mobile operator Cell C is rolling out a HSPA 900+ network to Mafikeng, an underserviced area in South Africa.
Cell C says Mafikeng will be the first city in the country’ s North West province to experience Whooosh after years of being considered an underserviced area.
The roll-out of our HSPA+ 900 network in Mafikeng shows Cell C’
s commitment to government’
s goal of bringing connectivity to areas that have been neglected in the past and our drive to bring broadband to all South Africans,”
said Lars P. Reichelt, Cell C CEO.
Cell C notes that over 90% of the schools in the province do not have access to affordable Internet and Cell C wants to change that. As a first step Cell C, in partnership with network partner ZTE, will provide Lapologang High School, Kebonang Secondary School and the Montshioa Town Clinic with access to computing and broadband technologies.
“ It is an honour to provide high quality affordable services to the local community, which traditionally are only available in large metropolitan cities,” says Terry Goliath, ZTE Business development director.
ZTE identifies with the spirit of Ubuntu and is firmly committed to not only supply cutting-edge technology infrastructure in South Africa, but also to work with operators such as Cell C in order to revolutionise the telecommunications landscape, making high quality communication services available to all.”
ZTE will kit out Lapologang High School’ s computer lab with modems and Cell C will provide free Internet access for a year.
Kebonang Secondary School and the Montshioa Town Clinic will each receive a computer, a printer and access to the Internet for a year.