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Internet Solutions (IS), the leading pan-African telecommunications service provider, has today announced a new partnership with Cell C to expand its LTE service offering, providing consumers with alternative solutions within the fixed broadband market.

By partnering with Cell C, IS reinforces its network and technology agnostic approach to the South African market, taking the position of open access in order to offer more choice to channel partners and IS clients.

“Cell C is a leading mobile network operator in South Africa, and its super-fast fixed LTE network enables our channel partners to offer more options to their customers,” says Tony Walt, Chief Solutions and Operating Officer at Internet Solutions.

Internet service providers (ISPs) can now choose from a selection of Cell C packages ranging from 50 to 200GB per month, with the option to top up at any time with 30-day packages ranging from 1 to 20 GB, managed through IS’ integrated billing and management platform.

Cell C has an extensive network footprint in South Africa that includes 2 900 LTE base stations in the major metropolitan areas of Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape, operating on two key bands including 1800MHz and 2100MHz.

With network speeds capable of up to 100Mbps, LTE customers can enjoy high-quality connectivity which meets the standards and demands of more intense online applications used by both individual and business consumers.

“High density LTE coverage offers customers 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,” says Walt.

“Partnering with IS and their extensive network of channel partners allows us to reach a new segment of the market as we increase our broadband footprint across South Africa,” says Jose Dos Santos, Cell C Chief Executive Officer.

LTE is regarded as the future of wireless connectivity, enabling customers to be part of a constantly-expanding network. The Cell C networks already extend across South Africa’s major centres and metropolitan areas, and new sites are added weekly, enabling partners to offer customers comprehensive access.

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