Mobile operators respond to emergency spectrum allocation

Joseph matane

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talking about Rain it seems like they are planning to get additional spectrum when spectrum auction start. I noticed that Rain is now expanding to rural areas in North West Province
I think this was done in favour of sub 1Ghz bands to roll out coverage in villages
My suspicion is based on some spectrum lots come with 700Mhz/800Mhz and 2300Mhz/2600Mhz
And Rain has access to majority of Vodacom tower's including tower's in rural area's this makes deployment fast and easy for Rain
 
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TheWire

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I use Telkom and Cell C mostly. Interesting responses from them.... Real Slick!
 

Stevewarren

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This is a chance for the Vodacom and MTN to show us why they need spectrum they keep saying prices are high because of lack of spectrum which makes sense but let's see if they deliver on it and in what way.
 

Thor

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You can see by the level of responses why some companies not going to say who is near bankrupt and won't be around much longer.
 

Ockie

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It would be great if Vodacom could get some 700Mhz spectrum and deploy 4G on that to give blanket coverage to us. Issue I have is at home the signal is kind of k@k. So phone keeps switching from 4G with Volte on it to HSDPA and back and then to 2G etc. If we can just get blanket 4G coverage that would be great.
 

FaSMaN

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This is a chance for the Vodacom and MTN to show us why they need spectrum they keep saying prices are high because of lack of spectrum which makes sense but let's see if they deliver on it and in what way.

Vodacom will state that them dropping 1gb bundles from R149 to R99 is them responding due to "acquiring new spectrum" we all know that spectrum was just their excuse :/
 
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Budza

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Vodacom atleast will state that them dropping 1gb bundles from R149 to R99 is them responding due to "acquiring new spectrum" we all know that spectrum was just their excuse :/

They did that first.

Now they should drop all prices further for the duration of their temp spectrum allocation- show exactly how much the spectrum helps (or not!).

Then we'll see how we've been screwed by ANC by them sitting on the issue.
Or how the MNOs are full of BS in claiming their prices are high due to insufficient spectrum.

Un/under utilised spectrum is a criminal waste- use it or lose it, there's no point not assigning the stuff.
 

cavedog

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I want to wager bets that there will be NO data price drops even if they get extra spectrum.
 

0728044497

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I do not agree with Vodacoms reply.
Do to price decreases? 1GB ect R99.
Feeble excuse not taking low income groups ect into consideration here.
No benefits to be gained here.
They just manipulate the minority and poor service sevice!
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Well, by the look of things, by the time they get this sorted, lockdown will in any case be over, so a total waste of time and effort.
 
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