The undersea cables contributed very little to the decrease in costs of ADSL data. The major portion of the cost of ADSL is the national network between where the cables come into South Africa and the backhaul that gets the data to the individual exchanges, and of course the local loop too. It actually costs more to transmit data between Cape Town and Joburg than it does from London to Cape Town.
I am betting they WILL change to these prices after the promotion. They have done it beforeI really don't think that "promotions" should count when measuring differences in costs. Unless you plan on writing another article, when the promotion ends, showing how the price per GB has doubled once more.
Yes, a promotion like this would never have existed a year ago, but it's still just a promotion which is probably aimed at signing up as many people as possible. Once Afrihost reverts back to it's original pricing, very few of those people will leave when the cost will still be in line with their competitors. If Afrihost were to adopt these prices on a more permanent basis, then I will most certainly jump ship and sign up...
I guess for now, i'm just going to wait and see if Openweb responds.
It would only add to our inflation if they raised prices, which for the most part hasn't, but you can definitely argue that it had a negative on economic growth rates.Telkom is directly responsible to holding the internet development behind the rest of the world and to adding a point or 2 to our inflation.
Add to that the 'Famous" duopoly of Vodacon and EmptyN, allowed by the then toothless and gutless baby ICASA and our useless DoC. Then it's clear that telecoms in a properly, well regulated, not suffocated or dominated free market system CAN deliver.
What am I missing here?Afrihost 100GB capped account for R399.
Vox Telecom 50GB capped account for R189.
Web Africa 200GB capped account for R599.
Axxess 200GB capped account for R679.
Afrihost 100GB capped account for R199.