Cell C has switched on its third-generation mobile broadband network in KwaZulu-Natal, launching commercial services in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
The operator, which is deploying a 3G network in the 900MHz and 2,1GHz frequency bands, is offering theoretical speeds of up to 21Mbit/s. Cell C claims it now covers 98% of the population of Durban and 93% of the population of Pietermaritzburg and that by January will cover 99% of both cities’ people.
In “real-use conditions”, Cell C says its new network delivers average speeds of between 6-7Mbit/s in downloads and speeds of between 1,5-2,5 Mbit/s for uploads. — Staff reporter, TechCentral