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Cell C turns on Nelspruit

After switching on its new network in George two weeks ago, the Cell C roadshow has headed north to Nelspruit. The Mpumalanga capital will now also receive better internet access and cellular network reception.

‚At first, our network in Nelspruit will cover 82% of the population, but will be increased to 93% of the city population and surrounding areas by the end of January 2011.‚ commented Cell C’s Executive Head of Marketing, Simon Camerer. ‚Nelspruit is one of South Africa’s most thriving economies and a recognised tourist destination. We are delighted to be able to offer the fastest commercial wireless internet service to this beautiful and vibrant part of the country.‚

Cell C was recently awarded the 2010 Mobile Broadband Service of the Year award at the annual MyBroadband Conference. In addition, as of Monday, 25 October 2010, Cell C is ranked the No. 1 internet service provider in South Africa on Ookla’s Netindex with average download speeds of 5.52 Mbps.

‚We have had a tremendous response to our new network in each city we have launched in,‚ added Camerer. ‚The industry has also voiced its approval for our new network through various awards and accolades and we thus take great pride in being able to offer this service to the people of Nelspruit.‚

In real-use conditions, Cell C’s new HSPA+ network shows average speeds of between 6-8 Mbps in downloads and speeds of between 2-3 Mbps for uploads in Nelspruit.

As part of its Nelspruit launch, Cell C also donated a modem to Valencia Combined School to provide the school with faster internet connection. The school will also receive a monthly data bundle and wireless router to allow multiple users connectivity at the same time.

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