Load-shedding is a serious problem for fibre providers

Jamie McKane

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Load-shedding is a serious problem for fibre providers

Despite Eskom's plan to improve its operational efficiency and shore up electricity production before winter, load-shedding is still a real risk to South Africa.

Energy expert Ted Blom has prophesized that it is only a matter of time before load-shedding returns in earnest due to mismanagement, a lack of long-term coal contracts, and many other factors.
 

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I have zero problems with my ISP.
Stays on 24/7 without a glitch
Love Cape-Connect
 

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^ And this is what is going to affect people this coming winter.
Reliable ISP that is not affected by load shedding
 

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“However, Vumatel endeavours to keep its wholesale model to the ISP stable, as network and power redundancy is part of our existing business model and service offering.
So would not affect prices, since already factored in.
 

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Sometimes centralisation (in perspective) is a good thing, like a centralised exchange/eqpt with power generator, so whole town stays up. Now if you put switching equipment on every street corner it cannot have a generator each, and not even batteries(althought this maybe an option not sure its feasable).
Centralising management is good for endless stats, but a disaster for the users from a maintanance/quality perspective.
 

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Well noshit Sherlock, it's a serious problem for everybody.
 

Geoff.D

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And this is without any doubt, the most pathetic article on the subject yet!
 
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