Dimension Data division Internet Solutions said on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Cell C that will allow it to expand its 4G/LTE service offering, providing customers with an alternative to fixed broadband.
Internet service providers that buy capacity from Internet Solutions can choose from a selection of Cell C packages ranging from 50GB/month to 200GB/month, with the option to top up with 30-day packages ranging from 1GB to 20 GB, managed through Internet Solutions’ billing and management platform.
Cell C has 2 900 LTE base stations in the metropolitan areas of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, operating in the 1.8GHz and 2.1GHz bands.
“High-density LTE coverage offers distinct advantages over wired networks such as ADSL or fibre, and customers benefit from fast delivery of services with minimal disruption during installation, at lower capital and environmental costs,” said Internet Solutions chief solutions and operating officer Tony Walt.
The company said it has taken a network and technology agnostic approach to the South African market, emphasising open access.
In mid-2017, Internet Solutions signed an agreement with Rain (formerly Wireless Business Solutions) to offer Internet service providers access to the latter’s 4G/LTE-Advanced wireless broadband network. Under that deal, the company acts as Rain’s “open access” go-to-market partner for its fixed LTE-A product.
Wireless Business Solutions was acquired in 2015 by Multisource, with backing from top former bankers Michael Jordaan and Paul Harris, before being renamed as Rain in 2017. — (c) 2018 NewsCentral Media