4G and 5G fixed wireless access services only useful where fibre is unavailable

Daniel Puchert

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Fibre kills fixed 4G and 5G

4G and 5G fixed wireless access broadband services are only useful where fibre is unavailable, or as a backup connection, Vodacom and Maziv have told the Competition Tribunal.

A transaction that would see Vodacom acquire a 30%–40% stake in Maziv is currently before the tribunal, with weeks of hearings scheduled to gather inputs from independent experts and industry stakeholders.
 
BS.
Unashamedly anti-competitive maneuver. You won't find two fibre providers in the same street.

But you will find a fibre provider and a 4G and 5G provider and if the fibre price is too high people will use the alternative.
 
You won't find two fibre providers in the same street.
We have both Openserve and Metrofibre in our area. Openserve has the best stability if compared to Metrofibre. A lot of neighbours still use fixed LTE as their usage is much less than the fibre prices.
 
BS.
Unashamedly anti-competitive maneuver. You won't find two fibre providers in the same street.

But you will find a fibre provider and a 4G and 5G provider and if the fibre price is too high people will use the alternative.
Then come complain on the forum about their nonexisting internet.
 
4G and 5G fixed wireless access broadband services are only useful where fibre is unavailable, or as a backup connection, Vodacom and Maziv have told the Competition Tribunal.
What an absurd statement. Are you seriously going to tell me they didn't anticipate that? Fibre will have a successor which will make Fibre useless only where the new tech is deployed.
Right now Vodacom can't even provide reliable LTE that stays up during extended outages.
 
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I use my Telkom all the time, even though I have fibre as well. Telkom is faster than fibre at times.

Don't get MTN or a service that locks you down to a tower.
 
I hear that if you carry a 5G enabled phone in your pocket and you're Covid-Pfizered, the nanobots will destroy the phthalates in your testicles.
 
I hear that if you carry a 5G enabled phone in your pocket and you're Covid-Pfizered, the nanobots will destroy the phthalates in your testicles.
Well then you don't have anything to worry about.
 
BS.
Unashamedly anti-competitive maneuver. You won't find two fibre providers in the same street.

But you will find a fibre provider and a 4G and 5G provider and if the fibre price is too high people will use the alternative.
If greater competition was the desired outcome, they'd relax the rules to allow Starlink in. You are right.
 
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