Cujo said:They have been busy for the last 2 months in my town with a 30M upgrade to the infrastructure. This is a fact. Its also a fact they are 2000 orders behind for ADSL, they did not expect the uptake to be so large for a relativly small town. Its a fact that they will not drop prices, because they cannot handle the workflow they have at current prices, let alone making adsl cheaper.
When i can afford adsl ill be happy, untill then ill just listen and do nothing, as all south africans do.
Which is yet another example of Telkom's inability to plan and actually do constructive work with any foresight. Telkom's weakness is that they've been a monopoly for so long that they cannot function like normal businesses do. The result is that us consumer suffer from slow / poor delivery, backward-thinking strategies and one empty excuse after the other.
I think this article was drafted months ago and only released now so that when the ICASA ADSL hearings take place at the end of the month, Telkom can stand back and say: "Hey, we've already begun work to improve services and provide faster access down the road". The fact that this will most likely only materialise in 5 to 10 years time doesn't need to be mentioned.
Oh and just for the record:
Wasn't the deadline for 1 million clients first end of 2007/2008? Now it's been shifted back 2 years??Telkom wants more than 1m broadband customers by 2010
Don't meet your mandate / targets? No problem - just move the date back and nobody will notice. We are, afterall, on 'African Time'