Telkom increases mobile capex, records modest mobile growth

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Telkom doubles down on Mobile

Telkom increased its investment in its mobile network by 35% between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, the company's annual results have revealed.

Over the same period, the company showed modest growth in mobile service revenue, which increased by 1.8% over the previous year to R17.82 billion.
 
Contract prices have just become stupid with the costs of the smartphones out there (see Flagship or flagship adjacent) even on the 36 month contracts. (across all providers, not just Telkom)
I know people spending more a month on their cellphone contract than what they are on fuel, people downgrade their medical aid to a hospital plan in order to keep up with the rates of contracts. It's just crazy.
 
I'd like them to put a few Rand towards a new battery at the tower I connect to, so the signal doesn't decrease to the extent it does for 2 hours after the lights have come back on.

I'll then spend a bit, myself, on a mini UPS as then it'll be worth it.
 
Yeah, well their roaming does not work and they don't support WiFi calling on iPhones, so maybe they should start with the basics...
 
It would be a great move for them if they just transitioned all landline people with geographic phone numbers to VoIP that run via a LTE endpoint. No more copper infrastructure to maintain
 
It would be a great move for them if they just transitioned all landline people with geographic phone numbers to VoIP that run via a LTE endpoint. No more copper infrastructure to maintain
Then they just have cell towers with batteries to maintain.

Anyone need some extra batteries for loadshedding? I have heard every cell tower has a whole lot of them for free nogal.
 
Then they just have cell towers with batteries to maintain.

Anyone need some extra batteries for loadshedding? I have heard every cell tower has a whole lot of them for free nogal.
It would simplify the maintenance aspect significantly…
 
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