MTN 100Mbps commercial fibre-to-the-home launch date

Paul Hjul

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I see they are meeting the governments objective of providing to rural areas:
residents of Monaghan Farm ...

:)
 

HavocXphere

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Strange that MTN and VC announced it so close to each other. I'm guess VC was first and MTN rushed their announce?

come now don't ask stupid questions ...
Answer please. I don't know either and if McD and me don't know then maybe there are others too. ;)
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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More fibre is always a good thing! Going to be very limited but those guys are going to brag like mofos. :D
 

Jan

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Strange that MTN and VC announced it so close to each other. I'm guess VC was first and MTN rushed their announce?
The Vodacom story wasn't an announcement, I think, that was just some good ol'-fashioned JURNALIZM by the BusinessTech guys, following up on stuff Vodacom had said in the past.

/reminds MNO's that some rules are different in the fixed line arena...
There are rules on the MNOs?
Answer please. I don't know either and if McD and me don't know then maybe there are others too. ;)
MickeyD was going to cough "facilities leasing", wasn't he? ;D

How priceless would it be for Telkom to go to Icasa demanding access to VC & MTN's last-mile fibre networks!
 

MickeyD

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MickeyD was going to cough "facilities leasing", wasn't he? ;D

How priceless would it be for Telkom to go to Icasa demanding access to VC & MTN's last-mile fibre networks!
*cough*
 

HavocXphere

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The Vodacom story wasn't an announcement, I think, that was just some good ol'-fashioned JURNALIZM by the BusinessTech guys, following up on stuff Vodacom had said in the past.
I see. Well chalk one up for VC on the publicity department - despite it being pure luck.

Little annoyed that they reckon "Fibre in gated community X" is considered FTTH. Its great progress, but FTTH to me means something I can buy for my home...without incurring a 2 bar mortgage. Still...we'll get there.
 

ian_stagib

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I don't get too excited about this. Unless we are free to choose our own isp's I doubt we'll get proper uncapped products from the cell operators. Just look at their cellphone data pricing and how we don't get uncapped there. If they don't want to offer us uncapped on our phones I'm pretty sure they'll have the same attitude towards all their products.
 

ColinR

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I doubt we'll get proper uncapped products from the cell operators. Just look at their cellphone data pricing and how we don't get uncapped there.
GSM data has the unfortunate side effect of killing the towers. Imagine loads of users pulling TBs of data - throughput would die.
 

jannievanzyl

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I don't get too excited about this. Unless we are free to choose our own isp's I doubt we'll get proper uncapped products from the cell operators. Just look at their cellphone data pricing and how we don't get uncapped there. If they don't want to offer us uncapped on our phones I'm pretty sure they'll have the same attitude towards all their products.
Have you ever considered there might be good technical reasons why uncapped on mobile is problematic? And that those problems don't exist on fibre?
 

ian_stagib

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Have you ever considered there might be good technical reasons why uncapped on mobile is problematic? And that those problems don't exist on fibre?
You get uncapped solutions for phones in other countries. And with South Africa being a world leader in the mobile data front I highly doubt that's the excuse.
 
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