Kenya is going to take over as the #1 telecommunication 'African Country' even with their problem they realized technology is key to happy people and boosting the economy. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from our fellow African brothers for once.
This makes me feel slightly ill. I used to be so fiercely proud of this nation but as I grow up, I get more and more dismayed at all the ways we hold ourselves back. It seems like SA isn't even willing to compete.
Just weird to think that South Africa is one of the largest economies in Africa. One where there is so much choice to choose from which ISP you would like to use. However the weird thing is that I think all the ISP in this country are in cahoots with each other. So only they get to benefit and not us the consumer or end users.
Totally weird that we are being out done by a country this is really no on the same level as South Africa. It shows you what can be done if the right people are behind the project.
+ 1000 Can't agree more. It is solely because of the government and their friends in Telkom that other African countries have now surpassed us completely when it come to telecoms innovation. How sick is this !!!
I am not sure why everyone is going off on Telkom. Yes, I agree they suck, but this does not mean someone else cannot do it. Look at Kenya. It is not the incumbent who is offering this. It is some other companies. In SA everyone is waiting for LLU, so that we can be stuck on copper for the rest of our lives. I really hope LLU is a failure, and that some of the other licensees build a new fiber only network.
Imagine, as soon as you have a fiber local loop, you have something that not even Telkom have! Then we can look how Telkom dies a slow death...