Enjoy the affordable reach of LTE on the CELL C network
Wide-open spaces, although pretty, pose a challenge for communications. LTE carries your connection in the sky to bring high-speed wireless connectivity to locations that were previously out of reach. Although LTE and LTE-A are essentially the same technology, Ignite’s business LTE uses the Cell C network. This broadens our coverage and gives you extra choice when seeking a solution that perfectly matches your available connectivity, business requirements and budget. Our expanded reach is yours to leverage.
Some of the benefits of LTE include:
The LTE network’s lower data costs makes it a more affordable solution.
The LTE network is more extensive than the LTE-A network.
There's no faster way to get online, period. Your connection will be up and running in no more than seven working days of placing your order with us.
A large percentage of downtime relates to network cable faults, damage or even theft. LTE eliminates all of these as the solution is 100% wireless.
Except for the power cable, there is no fixed line requirement. Plug in your wireless router and get online in minutes.
In addition to a choice of three data packages, you can select a SIM-only package and use your own LTE-compatible Huawei router, or you can buy a package with a router (*either the free Huawei B315 or a dual-band Huawei B618 for R999).
Check your coverage using the address where the SIM will be used. Please use the same address in the purchasing process as this will be used when your router is set up, prior to delivery.
Recommended router models:
Select which router you'd like to purchase with your package:
The B315 easily meets the needs of a home or small office. The 2.4 GHz frequency offers the advantage of range over the 5 GHz band at practical speeds of up to 30Mbps.
The 5 GHz frequency provides faster data transmission speeds than single-band routers with 2.4 GHz, and less interference. With up to 64 devices connected simultaneously, it's perfect for a large team.
**There will be a R1007.77 cancellation fee if you cancel your LTE service within the first 6 months from date of purchase. This will apply to any LTE package option purchased with either a Huawei B618 or B315 router.
To configure your APN, please follow the instructions listed in this guide.
Although Cell C's LTE network is shared, unlike Rain’s dedicated LTE-A network, it is considerably more extensive. The technology behind LTE and LTE-A is essentially the same but LTE-A uses a more advanced set of standards. It's up to you to match your data, business requirements and budget with the options available.
Cell C advertise speeds of 69Mbps download and up to 25Mbps upload on their network, although this is dependent on the number of users connecting to the device, distance to tower, line of sight, the number of users on that specific base station, as well as spectrum allocation.
While you will be billed pro-rata for this service monthly from the day of activation of the SIM card, the once-off setup fee is payable upfront.
A coverage map is provided for you to check if your premises is in range of the Cell C LTE network. No colour over the map means there is no coverage in your area. If you fall outside of the CELL C network LTE coverage, then you can check your coverage of Rains' LTE-A network on the map provided on the LTE-A page.
We do not recommend that you buy LTE. Keep checking the coverage map and buy LTE when your area falls within coverage. If you decide to buy LTE for your area when it is not within coverage, Ignite will not be able to help you with LTE connectivity-related issues. However, we do suggest that you check if your area falls within range of Rain's LTE-A network, using the map provided on our LTE-A page.
The LTE SIM and router are configured and linked after the purchase of the service and therefore work as a single unit.
Monthly inclusive data will deplete first, followed by top up data.