2016 – a year of disruptions

rpm

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2016 – a year of disruptions

In the current South African communications context disruptions can have both negative and positive outcomes. Cell C’s introduction of WiFi Calling enabled a simple and cost efficient way to extend operator voice coverage and introduced a more affordable way to communicate when travelling abroad. Technically it may not be a major breakthrough, as it has been around for some years, but it certainly is a great marketing initiative. Will a small operator line Cell C disrupt the others in the major league? It is doubtful, but it’s a good try.
 

sajunky

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A good article. I agree, Cell C WiFi calling is the only positive in 2016. Not quite ready to dominate market yet, as it requires compatible smartphones, but it will.

Regarding licencing. What about whitespace? For now I would hold all new spectrum allocation talks till data bundle has an exiry date and OOB rate is R2.00. Once again Cell C on on the front with Giga packages which last 365 days, but it is an old news (since a Whooosh).
 
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