ICASA's iBurst network raid: costs and damage

MagicDude4Eva

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Even with the kit gone, those racks are a mess - I would have fired the sysadmins for that already. Can the author please get some clarity how ICASA was actually able to (1) enter premises, (2) gain access to locked racks and (3) what measures did iBurst staff undertake to support clean removal of kit.

I think the bigger concern for me would be how complete strangers can walk onto premises and cart out kit.
 

daveza

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What are we supposed to see in those out of focus images ?
 

daffy

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I don't see any damage here... just crap cabling and archaic hardware.
 

daveza

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causing damage of at least R40 million to R50 million

What a load of crap. Are we supposed to see 50 million damage in those pics ??

But it will go a long way to paying their account .....

Ah...missed this:

He explained that during the downtime they could not do billing runs, sign up new clients or measure bandwidth usage. The damage stretches far beyond the damage to equipment, said Mtshali.

They obviously lost thousands of new clients wanting to join an isp who had been shut down for not paying their account.

They only important thing they have lost is their last drop of integrity.
 
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koeksGHT

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Who would let them in to the data center? Call the police for trespassing..

Do the fees not relate to the wireless hardware? Why would they take core equipment?
 

The_Unbeliever

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I pity the iBurst clients who'll most probably suffer having more than one debit order going off on their account...
 

nfbs

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Just another day in the life of South Africa's incompetent telecoms regulator.

I expect a confidential settlement between ICASA and iBurst where iBurst outstanding license fees are scrapped in exchange for no legal action by iBurst.
 

daveza

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Who would let them in to the data center? Call the police for trespassing..

I presume an order of the court lets them into the data centre.
 

daveza

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iBurst are trying to pull a Marikana here.

Blaming everyone but themselves.

I'm quite sure they were given the opportunity to disassemble their own server racks so ICASA didn't need to do it, and they were also given the opportunity to pay their account.
 

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yeah I must concur I can't see any damage there besides poor cable organisation.. but that could've been like that to begin with
 

Ivanr

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When you do not pay your lawfully required annual licence fees the need to accept the consequences has to be accepted.
Have a thought for all the debt order paying customers please.
 
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