Rain is making a significant amount of money from Vodacom

Jamie McKane

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Rain is making a significant amount of money from Vodacom

Vodacom’s latest results revealed that the biggest contributor to its increase in expenses is its roaming agreement with Rain.

Vodacom’s interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2020 showed that its expenses in South Africa increased by 6.9% - from R20.036 billion to R21.427 billion year-on-year.
 

Thor

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All I see is a merger without calling it one to avoid the law.
 

Swa

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They seem to be making more money from Vodacom than their subscribers. Which is why they don't have any incentive to get rid of this parasite and offer a better user experience.
 

supersunbird

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Rain customters are just a veneer to make them seem to be their own independent network? That's why they care so little abut them?
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Rain customers are just the cream on top of the desert, Vodacom is the rest including starters and main course.
 

Thor

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Joosub tells ITWeb: “Firstly, Telkom has more spectrum than anybody in the market; they have a huge advantage. Secondly, let’s be frank, why are we using Rain spectrum? The reason we are roaming on the Rain network is because we don’t have capacity, so we need more capacity, which is going to come with the spectrum auction. So for now, we have to buy capacity from somebody and Rain has the ability to sell to us.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Joosub tells ITWeb: “Firstly, Telkom has more spectrum than anybody in the market; they have a huge advantage. Secondly, let’s be frank, why are we using Rain spectrum? The reason we are roaming on the Rain network is because we don’t have capacity, so we need more capacity, which is going to come with the spectrum auction. So for now, we have to buy capacity from somebody and Rain has the ability to sell to us.

But MTN have enough capacity, without Rain ... , such that they can compete with Vodacom. Better use of available resources.
 

eg2505

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But MTN have enough capacity, without Rain ... , such that they can compete with Vodacom. Better use of available resources.
dont MTN have all the Vehicle tracking companies running on their network?
 
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