IPTV booming, but not in South Africa

jackshiels

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Well, that's hardly a surprise.

Only FTTH can fix an issue like this nationwide! Can't wait for those fiber cables to be done, but 4 years is a long time.
 

Roadrunner

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The cables are being stolen faster than Telkom and Eskom can supply them, so no surprise there.

No-one will dare to watch IPtv over 3G of course.
 

simbao53

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Well, just like most other services, one can only dream about it!!!
 

Muasulai

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@fbman and @Fishzn, the answer is NO. an SD channel including management requires at least 1.5Mbps with H.264 encoding - which is currently the best coding available. For a service with good user experience requires at least 4MBps.
 

inferno

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So for those of us who have 10mb lines from Telkom, can we get IPTV? If so, from where?
 

rorz0r

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IPTV in SA would probably be something like
R150 phone line
R899 uncapped 4mbps
R600 DSTV subs
plus plus plus etc etc
 

onlyme

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You can offer IPTV over 384k lines
Someones been drinking the Telkom Cool aid again, no you can't. Streaming a low definition youtube video at 200x300 resolution or lower is not IPTV.
 

TBFK

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Once upon a time...

About 3 years ago there was a company called Telkom Media, specifically launched to offer IPTV services to combat Telkom's declining voice revenues (nothing new - Telcos around the world were doing it). Unfortunately when the new CEO (Reuben September) and Telkom Board were appointed, they thought they could increase Telkom's revenues by moving into Nigeria (MultiLinks), selling Vodacom and starting their own cellular company. So they disbanded the whole IPTV project. Now, 3 years later we see that IPTV has grown by 30% worldwide. Go figure.:confused:
 

Elimentals

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No affordable fixed line internet, no IPTV. Simple as that.
ADSL linked up with TIVO and the content being supplied by servers at the Telco's. Can supply service without access to internet.
Also can add Internet for other services if customer wanted it at extra fee.
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Totally possible without affordable internet.
 
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