Crunch time for affordable mobile communications in South Africa - Alan Knott-Craig

Rocket-Boy

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While it is all clever marketing talk he does have a point.
The profits being made by the top two providers are just crazy.
 

RichardG

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At least he's being honest about his hand in what is happening right now.
Where was this honesty when he was working for big red/blue shortly after he stepped down then an article he wrote appeared in M&G.


In this country we don't get any benefits when taken out a contract. Example unlimited talk minutes, having peace of mind not worrying about a bill shocker come month-end and in other countries they get cable/satellite television part of their package..

The monopoly needs to come to an end! Already the infrastructure in place has been repaid over and over, and over!.
 

BGE

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Amazing... VC and MTN enjoyed 15 years of termination rates in their favour with Telkom... now that the shoes on the other foot they are crying foul! So happy I don't use any of their products.
 

marine1

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Well said but I dont believe he will be back, I heard he is really sick and thats terrible news if true Get better AKC we need you
 

HideInLight

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I believe that 1 April 2014 could prove to be almost as significant as 1 April 1994 – both pivotal moments in the history of our industry and our country.
Can't they like add a day and make it 2 April 2014. Seriously you can't get anything done on 1 April, not in today's time.
 

siraman

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Wow!One of 3 points that stood out for me...I like.

the second ten years of the industry appears to have been more about reaping extraordinary profit than about telecommunications.
 

SteveO

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Is AKC suddenly gaining a conscience?

Like Rocket-Boy says, this is all rhetoric. If he was at VC still he would be defending the current MTRs.

I hope he recovers, but I also hope he takes his illness as a sign that he should stay out of the industry. While he has obviously done well and has a wealth of experience, we need new fresh thinkers right now.
 

Twista

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Thanks AKC, for the words of wisdom. As a staunch critic, I respect that everyone deserves a chance to make things right. U did manage to piss off a few ppl in your days... like the whole of SA.

I hope you recover soon and kick some A$$.
 
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