Please don’t mess this one up as well, DoC (MyBroadband Column)

Simpy

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Yaaa... another "qualified" person to help slow down and complicate things further.
What ACTUAL knowledge of the industry does this woman have that puts her in the position?

"If the DoC actually listened to what industry players and consumers have been saying for the last decade we would not need yet another talk shop to try to improve SA’s ICT and telecoms services."

+1000
 

ToxicBunny

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Yay.. another talk shop where guavamint officials will stuff their faces with fancy foods and such and do sweet fek all else. :mad:
 

alt21

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Surely the DoC should know what they doing / what they should be doing instead of having to sit down with other people who know to advise them :)
 

grok

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That feeling of hoping that something might change for the better, then looking around you at all the incompetence and failures and knowing that it won't. African governments .. priceless.
 

Saajid

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The best thing that the industry can do, is have a mass-boycott of these stupid talk shops and colloquiums. We already know that nothing will come of them. At least by boycotting them, it will create some form of publicity, which might make a small difference.

One can only hope.
 

The Trutherizer

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Christ isn't it obvious that they would rather not have competition/change? Why present this information in such a confusing manner. If they fought against competition after the last meeting they will probably do so again. Many people in the ANC have a vested interest in Telkom making as much money as possible. I'm not saying everybody in the ANC has this attitude, but rather that there is a difficult conflict of interests due to the gov's loose policies on mixing politics with business.

So great information in the article, but just say it like it is. No point wishing upon a star.
 
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dominic

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present and incorrect at this weaselwordblahblah....worthwhile so far only is AKC's clear intention to rock the MNO boat with a focus on competition and pricing
 

Johnfpro

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Surely the DoC should know what they doing / what they should be doing instead of having to sit down with other people who know to advise them :)

No, the problem is they need people to tell them what to do then do it for them....
 

ponder

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It's really simply, deregulate & open up the market. The more policies & control you try and implement the more you will screw it up.
 

j4ck455

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Giving ICASA more teeth will only result in more vrot teeth.

Take away ICASA's teeth and give them to the Competition Commission/Tribunal.
 

Phillips9

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Let's get an expert from overseas and get rid of this great friend of the ANC. Getting very sick of this incompetence. Even my post boy would do a better job. Pathetic is too complementary
 

Shake&Bake

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Well said rpm.

Fact is that over the last 5-7 years, goverment's efforts (or attempts at making an effort) have not yielded any real benefit to the masses at large.
Broadband Infraco is a white elephant that most operators have shimmied around by self provisioning their own national backbone.
Even in Metro's it's been the private sector which has made fibre available to the business market.

Neotel fired up their backbone, then Vodacom and MTN came to play as well. Dark Fibre Africa still trenches up roads around the country at a furious pace. Leaving the DoC and Telkom in their dust.

Icasa and the DoC's failures in the past are simply being mirrored yet again by this "talk shop".

At least we got the 30% price drop in IPC costs along with the MTR's (which hold no real significance yet for consumers), but LLU or bitstream access is yet again earmarked for the infamous November date range.

IBIWSI
 

Techno Farmer

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I think its time we, the people wanting quality telecommunication service in this country, to go on a riot and actually go bash down doors of the people responsible and demand what should be, in a threatening way. That's the only way they will listen. And I mean all of them. From the DoC, ICASA, ISP's and telkom itself.

Cause this "talk shop" is a waist of time and just another way to spend tax payers money lavishly.
 

TimTDP

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I have an American business partner with me.
His standard broadband connection is 40 Mbps and he pays $40 for uncapped bandwidth.

He has turned off his data connection whilst in SA because of our data costs.

Well done DOC
 

krycor

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They need another talk shop to uh block any new advances/ideas industry has? <-- that's what their reputation seems to say. The article stipulates pretty much what's needed to happen and hasn't yet.. why the need for another one?
 
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