Cell C launches Kimberley broadband

Cell C has rolled out their broadband to Kimberly (image: stock.xchng)

South Africa’s third mobile cellular network Cell C, has launched its broadband services in Kimberley, Northern Cape, on Tuesday.

Speaking at the launch, Cell C Executive Head of Regulatory Affairs, Mothibi Ramusi, said 700 schools in the Northern Cape will benefit from the rollout.

“Cell C remains committed to bringing affordable internet access to the people of South Africa,” said Ramusi. “This is one step towards the Department of Communication’s plan to ensure 100% of South Africans have access to the internet by 2020,” said Ramusi.

He said schools would receive five routers and five speed sticks with 60GB Sim cards. “We have committed not only to connecting educational and healthcare institutions, but to also have a follow through support programme aimed at developing SMMEs in the area, which will form part of our job creation initiative,” Ramusi said.

Cell C is the first operator in South Africa to utilise both the 900 MHz and 2100 MHz frequency bands. Their HSPA+ 900 delivers wider coverage and higher internet speeds.

Tintswalo Baloyi