Managed Liberalisation Not The Way

Telkom is like baby who owns all the right equipments and gadgets but cannot play the game. He refuses to be replaced and won't give others a chance either. F&*kc him, we'll play our own sport, while he sits on the bench with all his stupid gear...
 
However, if Telkom remained insistent on hanging on to key infrastructure - such as the local loop - Budgen had this advice for Telkom's competing service providers: "Go wireless."

Or just regulate them effectively, like they do everywhere else. ICASA should lay down certain regulations that Telkom has to follow, e.g. LLU, open access to SAT3 and the ADSL network, interconnect at cost etc. and give them a time frame to achieve it in. If they don't move for the breakup of Telkom into Telkom Local, Telkom Long Distance, SAIX Wholesale, SAIX retail etc. and make sure the different companies don't have the same shareholders. It's really not that hard, if politics wasn't involved that is.
 
Oddly enough, ICASA completely failed to address wholesale ADSL in its abortive ADSL Regulations [which ICASA has anyways failed to enforce].

IMO the 1st step is a Constitution Amendment to unequivocally declare & enshrine ICASA's independence from guavamint interference!!! If that is not done, then we will all keep chasing our tails waiting for her Poisonous Ivyness' pet Paris, to actually do something for consumers, when Paris should actually be sacked instead of being allowed to abuse his position to protect Telkodemonopolies from competition.
This has of course already happened, and yet consumers have not seen exorbitant pricing significantly reduced, but I get the feeling that network operators and quasi-ISPs [resellers] are waiting for WiMax before making any more wireless moves. And then there is also ICASA that will literally take 3 years to convert existing licences into ECA-compliant licences, before issuing any new licences...:rolleyes:
 
http://www.mybroadband.co.za/nephp/?m=show&id=4584Oddly enough,
This has of course already happened, and yet consumers have not seen exorbitant pricing significantly reduced, but I get the feeling that network operators and quasi-ISPs [resellers] are waiting for WiMax before making any more wireless moves. And then there is also ICASA that will literally take 3 years to convert existing licences into ECA-compliant licences, before issuing any new licences...:rolleyes:

Dont forget that only Telkom and neotel have given the primary spectrum for wimax. ICASA stopped cellc (and a couple of others) from trialling recently...

Their reason was that only fixed line operators were allowed to trial wimax. Which makes absolutely no sense because wimax is wireless..

What a load of cr4p..

In other african countries like tanzania, mali, the spectrum is open to any1 and will get their licenses within 3 months. o and btw, mali has already deployed a wimax network.... Were not jst falling behind in world standards, were like 3 yrs behind other countries in africa...
 
Dont forget that only Telkom and neotel have given the primary spectrum for wimax. ICASA stopped cellc (and a couple of others) from trialling recently...

Their reason was that only fixed line operators were allowed to trial wimax. Which makes absolutely no sense because wimax is wireless..

What a load of cr4p..

In other african countries like tanzania, mali, the spectrum is open to any1 and will get their licenses within 3 months. o and btw, mali has already deployed a wimax network.... Were not jst falling behind in world standards, were like 3 yrs behind other countries in africa...
I wasn't aware of that, will have to catch-up on some news articles about this...
 
There is only one thing that might help us in this dilema, fire Ivy and get someone who knows whats what in the industry.
 
I wasn't aware of that, will have to catch-up on some news articles about this...

and Sentech if I recall correctly. Go read the articles up in ITWeb. They reported it when it happened.

I'm just so frustrated that these words by industry experts fall on deaf ears. This does node well not only for telecoms but for the future os SA as well. nothing is being done to improve the country and only those selected few 'fat cats' in on involved with government are getting enriched.
 
I wasn't aware of that, will have to catch-up on some news articles about this...

Ya and sentech too..sorry abt that

http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2006/0609261033.asp?S=Broadband&A=BRO&O=FRGN
or
discussion on myadsl : http://www.mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=54210

as i mentioned before Mali has deployed wimax commercially and tanzania has a free market... FFS its really pisses me off that we have such an incompenent government.......... i thought we were leaders on the african continent... every1 has overtaken us. Mali, botswana, tanzania, morrocco, egypt.
 
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Sure, they should go wireless, but there are some things that fixed line is more appropriate for... Unbundle the fricken local loop already! DO THE RIGHT THING ICASA!!!!
 
I was thinking we should refer to them as TCASA.. Telkom's casa..
 
Iburst also has access to wimax.

Remember the speculation recently that one of the greater motivators why vodacom wanted to buy Iburst was because then they could get their paws on the wimax licence.
 
The problem with the liberalisation to date in SA is that we have a piss-poor excuse for a regulator. Unfortunately opening up the market would be reliant on the very same group.
 
Ya and sentech too..sorry abt that

http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2006/0609261033.asp?S=Broadband&A=BRO&O=FRGN
or
discussion on myadsl : http://www.mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=54210

as i mentioned before Mali has deployed wimax commercially and tanzania has a free market... FFS its really pisses me off that we have such an incompenent government.......... i thought we were leaders on the african continent... every1 has overtaken us. Mali, botswana, tanzania, morrocco, egypt.
Not everyone. Zimbabwe hasn't overtaken us .. yet. I just hope we're not heading in the same direction they are :(
 
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