National wireless network must get all unassigned spectrum – Telkom

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did these clowns not learn with their DSL monopoly

the greed is strong!
 

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Of course they agree, the government is a 39% share holder, and Telkom has more spectrum than any of the others, so they do not need access to the unassigned bands, yet.
 

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It makes sense. Don't give away for nothing when you plan to use spectrum more efficient way.
 

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Of course they agree, the government is a 39% share holder, and Telkom has more spectrum than any of the others, so they do not need access to the unassigned bands, yet.
Of course they need access to that spectrum.....

And governments 39% shareholding isn't enough for them to make Telkom do what they want, Telkom are a private company.
 

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Of course they need access to that spectrum.....

And governments 39% shareholding isn't enough for them to make Telkom do what they want, Telkom are a private company.
+1

I agree with OpenServe's statement here

As to how effectively they will implement the plan and what tenders will be issued, thats another story
 

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Of course they need access to that spectrum.....

And governments 39% shareholding isn't enough for them to make Telkom do what they want, Telkom are a private company.
Telkom do have an advantage over the other operators with their chuck of 2300mhz spectrum.

And I would imagine, they would be inclined to sway towards the governments plans, due to the shares held. Not saying it is fact, rather my opinion.
 

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Telkom do have an advantage over the other operators with their chuck of 2300mhz spectrum.

And I would imagine, they would be inclined to sway towards the governments plans, due to the shares held. Not saying it is fact, rather my opinion.
If governments plans align with their own strategy then of course they will sway that way, if governments plan isn't then they wont... like any company.
 

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Telkom SA SOC Limited. 2016 All Rights Reserved.
An authorised Financial Services Provider – FSP no. 46037
Given that the direct shareholding is 39%, and indirectly is another 8 or 9%.. then the government no longer controls Telkom...
 

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As per the article:

Is the PIC’s 7.7185% holding disclosed at the time of the AGM correct?
Are you able to share when this shareholding changed (it is obviously since the end of Telkom’s FY in March 2016)?
Are you able to confirm the current shareholding in Telkom SOC Limited?
A similar set of questions was sent to Telkom’s company secretary on March 22. Moneyweb has not yet received a response.

An independent third-party has confirmed that, as at end-February, the PIC held 12.16% in Telkom. This was via the Government Employees Pension Fund (11.87%) and Unemployment Insurance Fund (0.29%).
Also, as long as it is listed in the PFMA, it will be a SOC, even if the government has no shares.
 

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Of course they support it because it is to detriment of their competitors and indirectly then beneficial to them.

IMHO we should never ever have to sit through a government monopoly in telecoms of any shape or form ever again. This WOAN is Telkom 2.0 and the "extra competition" is the same as saying the bad old days had plenty of competition because ISPs competed...
 

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Eh, give the one 450MHz band to the WOAN, force it to provide maximum rural roaming coverage, and have the operators all pay into it according to their revenue.
 

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Force all networks to open up to MVNOs and regulate that. More competition, more entrants, more jobs. BEE requirements can be "must have x of BEE MVNOs" on your network.
 

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Of course they support it because it is to detriment of their competitors and indirectly then beneficial to them.

IMHO we should never ever have to sit through a government monopoly in telecoms of any shape or form ever again. This WOAN is Telkom 2.0 and the "extra competition" is the same as saying the bad old days had plenty of competition because ISPs competed...
WOAN is a bad idea.
Another govt monopoly.

I think Sentech already tried WOAN.

Why do we need WOAN when networks already cover 99% of the country???

Why should taxpayers fund the build of new 5G infrastructure???
The networks have plenty of $$$ for 5G from OOB charges.

Govt should auction off the frequency to the networks and use the billions to bail out other govt SOE monopolies like Eskom.
 

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Why do we need WOAN when networks already cover 99% of the country???
This is because they demand for more spectrum and in public interest spectrum should be used in the most efficient way. They will get is with WOAN...
 
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