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.

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