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Cell C News Archive

Locally, the group grew its customer base by 12%, adding 2.3 million new customers, 2.

Blue Label outlines African dream

12 Jul 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Comm Equipment Company, 3G Mobile provides the financing of the mobile handset component of post-paid contracts to cellular network providers such as Cell C, and currently has a finance book of around R3 billion..
Local player Cell C previously stated it plans to spend $600 million on 5G wireless research and development up to 2018, with a commercial launch expected for around 2020..
The institution announced it concluded a deal with major mobile network operators Telkom, MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to zero-rate data costs..

Cell C extends FTTH offering

28 Jun 2017 Telecoms
By Staff Writer

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos. .
With Blue Label Telecoms looking to seal the R5.5 billion Cell C recapitalisation deal imminently, the company is also looking to snap up 3G Mobile for R1.

Cell C appoints CFO

27 Jun 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

Tyrone Soondarjee, Cell C's new chief financial officer. .

Altice USA makes history

26 Jun 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

South Africa:* Further news regarding the Blue Label/Cell C situation..

MTN plans more network spend

23 Jun 2017 Telecoms
By Paula Gilbert

In March, Cell C revealed its capex spend in 2016 was R3.4 billion and that it had spent R11.
The major mobile network operators ? Vodacom, MTN and Cell C ? have also moved into the fixed-line and national fibre sector under a converged, service-neutral licensing regime. In addition, many municipalities in SA, including the country's largest cities, are implementing their own metropolitan fibre and wireless broadband networks.
[PICTURE RIGHT] Cell C's second foray into content creation will be in the form of Hangman, an online reality show that aims to uncover SA's greatest innovator, with the winner receiving R1 million in prize money..
Currently, 1GB of data costs Telkom users R99, Vodacom and Cell C users R149, and MTN users pay R160..
Blue Label plans to acquire 45% of Cell C for R5.5 billion.
South Africa:* Further developments regarding Cell C and Blue Label..
However, this was after players like Telkom, Vodacom and Cell C had already the market..

Accenture buys LabAnswer

5 Jun 2017 Columnists
By Paul Booth

At home, the Net 1/Cell C news was one of the main local stories..
Blue Cellular focuses on SIM cards, handsets and telecom distribution into rural areas across Africa assisting telecom leaders Vodacom, MTN and Cell C to drive customer acquisition and retention. The company uses the size of the buying group as leverage to negotiate deals and discounts on airtime and data.
The technology group says it could only afford to move forward with two out of three planned investments, and Cell C and DNI were the chosen deals..

Net1, Cell C deal on track

2 Jun 2017 Financial
By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

The company looks to finalise acquisition plans of a 15% share in Cell C for R2 billion in a couple of weeks..
Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom have received Promotion of Access to Information Act requests from the Right2Know Campaign and say they will respond within the prescribed 30 day period..

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