68% of the data portion.
24% of the total cost which includes Telkom line rentals.
saying that it is responsible for up to 70% of the cost base of providing an ADSL service to consumers.
Perhaps it is my lack of telecoms jargon knowledge at play here, but that reads to me as a ratio of total cost.said that IPC costs account for 68% of the cost of providing an uncapped ADSL account
They have - they're even more expensive. 15k/month for a 15mb up/down fibre line from neotelSo the inference is that Telkom makes massive profits from the wholesale trade. If this was true, why have other network operators not built their own networks to grab a share of these alleged profits?
Because its easier and cheaper to just be political, by going through the regulator and media in order to try force change.So the inference is that Telkom makes massive profits from the wholesale trade. If this was true, why have other network operators not built their own networks to grab a share of these alleged profits?
Do you actually know how many undersea cables are running on the east and west coast of africa. we have enough data and its not the problem. the real issue here is to provide the masses with a proper infrastructure to maximise the use of the data. for an example if you see the data as the highway and see telkom's infrastructure as the donkey car on the freeway. i really cannot understand why the big boys like Mweb, MTN, VC, Cell C, Neotel grab this opportunity with full force to do the last mile for us. The long term benefit outways the short term financial loss. wake up people. Telkom got no leg to stand on, just like Oscar Pisstorius.Why? Data is the cheapest and easiest of all the services to provide. I'm surprised it accounts for more than 5% of the costs!