Vodacom in discussions with Remgro over potential CIVH acquisition

lsmt

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Ooh Nooo!!! There goes affordable fiber. Everything Vodacom touches becomes unaffordable and slows down to a halt because Vodacom "CHOKE" all their services. You will have to get a 50Mb line to be able to stream 480p.
 

Johand

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Second NOOOO! Vodacom does not play nice in letting independents operate ISPs / service providers over their network. Just think of how Vodacom squeezed out all the independent service providers out of the cellphone space.
 

Johand

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All packages will have FUP and OOB rates :p
And terrible, terrible shaping. This is the company that only bundles 2GB of data with its premium "Red Select" plan. 800 minutes but only 2GB of data -- if that ratio does not show they are out of touch then I don't know what would prove it.
 

Johand

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Please don't do this. Vumatel is already expensive.
Expensive compared to? Last time I checked they were roughly in line with the other operators (except Cybersmart, but they only do high-density buildings).

Wish they will boost upload speed, or make all packages symmetrical, but apart from that I don't really know of anybody that provides a *lot* more bang for buck...

I also don't think they make a lot of money right of the bat -- payback period is most probably in excess of 6/7 years for them.
 
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