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South Africa's Cell C Outlines Network Upgrade Plans

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South African mobile network operator, Cell C has outlined plans to invest R2.3 billion (USD223 million) this year as it sees rising subscriber base.

The company's customer base has risen by 22% over the past year, reaching 16.6 million at the end of April.

The company, which is majority owned by Dubai-based Oger Telecom, said that it will add 300 more base stations, expand its fibre-optic network and carry out general network upgrades.

"The idea behind the work we are doing with the equipment transfer is to bring more stability into the network, increase the coverage and provide the best quality we can to our customers," the company's new CEO, Jose Dos Santos said.

Dos Santos took over as CEO last week from Alan Knott-Craig, who had been away since November because of illness.

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