I don`t know how you can blame the ISP, when Telkom is actually the backbone. All ADSL was affected - all ISPs - it was Telkoms fault - WAKE UP Mr Reporter...
I believe the concern expressed by Telkom can only improve social harmony because with more blacks in the industry the younger generation will have positive role models to look up to.
It`s not April yet, is it?
Our target market has always been the responsible home user. Zazu, don`t you mean the clueless-I-don`t-know-how-much-internet-costs user?
For those that have no clue; there are other ISP`s providing 30gigs for R349 and there are many users using this service. This means that the infrastucture can handle the data transfer, but greedy moneymongers keep thinking up these clever get rich quick schemes at the cost of South Africa`s economy. As of 1 Nov, Telkom plans to end this 30gig luxury.
The international norm`s total cost (ISP + ADSL connection) is R200-R300 ranging from 30gig cap to completely uncapped at speeds of 512kb/s (Telkom`s Premium package) to 1.5mb/s. Join the fight: http://www.myadsl.co.za or http://www.antitrust.co.za
This is the story how I see it, woman do enter the work force, they excel in the work force and at some stage they do get promoted.
Then they find a husbund, get married, and have children. thats literally the end of the story.
They dont come to work then anymore, or expect to work from home, but in todays day and age you need people in the office too. Its not my problem if they go that route, what am I supposed to do as a businessman? You have no other choice but to have a firm look at the positions of woman in the firm and if you weigh up the options men are just the logical next step.
I was informed by the staff at iBurst that the JHB International area is no problem, for signal. we do a lot of work out at a certain casino and lo and behold no signal at all, when I explained the problem to iBurst we asked if an external airial would help, they said that it would, still no go. now we sit with our finger up b#$2s this is what people are whinging about poor service and bull sh%t advice. Sort out your coverage so the people who have the system can use it.
Hmmm ... so let me see, unlike every other country in world trying to remove limitations of the use of internet and downgrade their prices for high speed broadband. SA makes me feel like I`m not living on different continent, but more like a different galaxy. As i look at this topic http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/11/telewest_broadband/ from overseas news, and compare it to the news we receive in SA and I feel like our country is moon-walking torwards becoming a first world country... in fact we manage to go from bad to worse... well done!
That word just kills me.
So I`m being responsible by letting telkom do as they please and supporting their decision to worsen the already pathetic internet situation.
This situation sickens me.
One should be carefully consider the facts when statements regarding self-provisioning are made. The country needs serious role-players in this sector. I hope others talk more sense in the hearing process. The role of the ISP should be more than a “Reseller to the Big Boys”. Allow the ISP’s the opportunity to compete in equal fields and self provide. The smaller ISP can create more effective infrastructure and capacity to address the needs of all communities more effectively.
To the writer of this article: please read the comments on http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=25209