Of Monopolies and Conspiracies

Just like the average kenyan . . or human being for that matter. .. .I don’t like being taken for a long bumpy ride. . .problem is our corporations have no idea how to make money if they dont resort to thuggish behavior. . . .this has led me to scrutinize all gift horses from such companies in the mouth and all other possible crevasses. . . . . .A while back I couldn’t fathom why Telkom kenya would pull their unlimited broadband wireless service just when everyone was getting excited bout it. . . .much as they would like us to believe it is because of quality of service management it is not. . . . Its because the goverment , through Telkom Kenya owns a huge stake in Safaricom. this thus puts them in a difficult position when it comes to some products eg unlimited mobile broadband which would have seriously eroded Safaricom’s 3g campaign. . . . .EVDO broadband would have provided broadband minus the obscene profits thus they had to retract and return to Mb based billing and selling the modem @ 3,990 just like the Safaricom broadband modem. . . . .

Well, the fact that our Government owns a huge stake in both firms means it is unlikely anyone will bring the costs down seeing as the regulator is neck deep in the mess. . . . .

atleast we aint as badly off as the Americas. . . .there they pay to recieve sms’s!!. . . .wud u believe it??

  • amolpatil2k

    Basically governments and human networks (like the Net) don’t get along all that very well. Expect lots of hurdles especially of the bait and switch variety because governments would at least like to SHOW solidarity with the Net.

  • mwangy

    should they show solidarity with the net or with the citizens? their mandate is to give the public the best deal even at the expense of big business. . . . now the problem comes in when the same business men are in government. . . .