- Jul 22, 2003
When benchmarking cost, speed and usage allowances the situation for Telkom looks even worse.
Here Morocco becomes the most affordable among the benchmarked countries with a price of R 0.73 per GB/Mbps. Australia comes in second with R 0.77 and the UK third with R 1.21.
Telkom’s cost per GB/Mbps is R 72.08, in the region of 7000% more expensive that the three other countries.
What is more shocking is that despite the piles of evidence, nobody has ever got stuck into Telkom's books to investigate this extortion.
Telkom was supposed to provide their management accounts to ICASA for exactly this purpose after the ADSL hearings last year. As I recall, the Suits Telkom sent to the hearings couldn't answer the questions put to them by ICASA and Telkom had a month to supply the numbers. What happened to that? Surely Telkom has either provided the management accounts, or must be considered in violation of the ECA?
rpm, can you guys find out?