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MTN Clinches Deal to Provide Cell C With Roaming Services

Loni Prinsloo
MTN Clinches Deal to Provide Cell C With Roaming Services

MTN Group Ltd. will replace some of the services provided by its cross-town rival Vodacom Group Ltd. in a network-sharing deal with Cell C (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s third-largest mobile-phone operator. Cell C, which has roamed on Johannesburg-based Vodacom’s network since 2001, will switch to MTN for certain 3G and 4G services from next month, Cell C Chief Executive Officer Jose dos Santos in an email. The bulk of services will be transferred within two months and will allow the operator to offer connectivity in areas where Cell C has decided not to build networks, he said.