http://www.techcentral.co.za/uncapped-in-sa-is-unsustainable-says-altech/26219/Broadband, whether fixed or mobile, should be billed on a per-usage basis or via reasonably priced bundles, but under no circumstances should be uncapped, says Altech Technology Concepts CEO Wayne de Nobrega.
“The idea of uncapped is great, but when the service is offered, it is chased by abusers,” says De Nobrega. “People don’t look at it as allowing them to behave as they normally would without fear of running out of data. They want to see how much they can get.”
http://www.techcentral.co.za/no-uncapped-adsl-from-telkom/22398/Telkom has no immediate plans to launch uncapped broadband products based on its asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) copper network, despite growing competition in this space from rivals like MWeb.
That’s the word from Brian Armstrong, Telkom’s senior managing executive for enterprise markets. Armstrong says fewer than 3% of Telkom’s customers on Telkom Internet’s 9GB ADSL package use up their caps. “This suggests [uncapped broadband] is a niche product. The bulk of our subscribers would end up subsidising a niche product.”
This MONKEY is the reason I left Cell C for MTN,at that point in my life I was almost a brand abassodor for Cell C and I still moved because I realised Cell C was never going to get 3g!Former Cell C CEO Jeffrey Hedberg said in early 2008 that “3G is hype and we won’t fall prey to hype,” arguing that there is no business case for 3G.
Mobile broadband is extremely important for any mobile operator, and Hedberg’s decision definitely had a negative impact on Cell C’s ability to compete against Vodacom and MTN. Less than two years after Hedberg’s comments, Cell C invested billions into a 3G network to stay competitive.
Not entirely incorrect - after two years of uncapped I'm moving back to a capped product. Together with shaping, rolling windows and thresholds uncapped causes endless headaches.Former Internet Solutions executive Justin Spratt wrote in April 2010 that “there are technical reasons why ‘uncapped’ isn’t what most think it is. Overseas experience tells us that uncapped products are not the future … The better solution is higher capped products that provide excellent user experiences.”
... and are still not competing with telkomOn 22 May 2001 the late Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri said that the licensing of the second national operator (SNO) to compete with Telkom will be finalised in the first half of 2002.
The SNO (now known as Neotel) was eventually licensed on 9 December 2005, nearly four years behind schedule.
I was with Openweb Gold for several months, and had to change providers about 9 times. One great for gaming, one great for downloading, one great for browsing..I have none of these issues with Openweb Gold.
Wayne de Nobegra has since said (at the 2011 MyBroadband conference) that he wasn't quoted entirely accurately. People naturally claim that all the time, but he did set the record straight with his more lengthy take on uncapped.Uncapped in SA is unsustainable, says Altech