NoADSLyet

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Damn good news, Now we just have to wait, Tick .. Tock .. Tick...............

the state could contribute most by just getting out of the way.
Would they or will we see some more Telscum/Government interference again. Why do I feel so pessimistic?
 

Kasyx

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Direct connection to France? That should help with the high pings on WoW...
 

Browser

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That is great news, with 10 times the bandwidth of the old SAT3 cable prices should hopefully come down for international bandwidth by 50%.

Hey one can hope
 

ic

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Actually that is incorrect, there is SAT-2, SAT-3, and SAFE, i.e. SAT-3 is not the only submarine cable that lands in SA.
Telkodemonopolies owns a sizeable portion of the SAT-3 submarine cable, and Telkodemonopolies monopolizes the SAT-3 landing cable, and guess what - Telkodemonopolies is majority owned & controlled by guavamentalists Poison Ivy & Stalin-Mafole at the Dementia of Communistications & PIC, so while there are foreign SAT-3 shareholders, it is Telkodemonopolies & self-enrichment guavamentalists that have been setting the exorbitant pricing on SAT-3 circuits out of SA.
 

Freshy-ZN

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And why does Telkom own such a large stake in SAT3? Lest we forget....
 

Syndyre

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Her concern was understandable given the stranglehold the foreign-owned Sat-3 has had over telecommunications costs on the continent, but that had more to do with Sat-3’s monopoly status than its ownership structure.

I'm sorry but this is just a stupid comment, her concern wasn't understandable it was completely irrational and unjustified, just like most other government policies. There's no legitimate reason for such restrictions. The problems with SAT3 were/are caused by its monopoly, especially considering Telkom has exclusive rights to it in SA. With multiple cables this situation shouldn't repeat itself, as long as government gets out the way and stops protecting Telkom. There's no reason to believe a Kenyan investor would be any more magnanimous than an American one anyway. :rolleyes:
 

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The Seacom shareholding — 50% South African, 25% Kenyan in the form of the Aga Khan Fund, a development agency, and 25% held by Herakles Telecom of the US — would appear to satisfy the controversial condition imposed by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, that any cable landing in SA be controlled by African investors.

Her concern was understandable given the stranglehold the foreign-owned Sat-3 has had over telecommunications costs on the continent, but that had more to do with Sat-3’s monopoly status than its ownership structure.

Okay so let me see, she feels that african ownership will ensure lower costs and she's got this now and so she has no excuses now either.

So come 2009 if/when costs don't come down what will she blame it on then? :rolleyes:
 

The_Unbeliever

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Her concern was understandable given the stranglehold the foreign-owned Sat-3 has had over telecommunications costs on the continent, but that had more to do with Sat-3’s monopoly status than its ownership structure.
Excuse me?

It is you, Madam, who have a stranglehold on said cable!

Don't try to shift the blame!
 

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Her concern was understandable given the stranglehold the foreign-owned Sat-3 has had over telecommunications costs on the continent, but that had more to do with Sat-3’s monopoly status than its ownership structure.

W.T.F???

The SAT-3 foreign ownership had NOTHING to do with the costs of telecommunications!!! It had EVERYTHING to do with people like her, who sat in positions like she does, and enforced and endorsed state-sponsored monopolisation of the SAT-3 cable. Her concern is not understandable -it's downright insulting!!

/spit
 

UglyKidJoe

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Seacom will connect Mtunzini on SA’s east coast to Mumbai in India and Marseilles in France via Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Tanzania by June 2009

Let's hope they stick to this deadline.

In the mean time, Neotel has access to SAT-3 which should bring prices down, so by the time Seacom is available the will be competing against already lower bandwidth cost. A good thing.
 

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ok so this is good news, then how do we as consumers benefit?
 
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