Internet News - In Brief
* South African ISP MWeb has announced that its long-rumoured 10Mbps uncapped ADSL products will finally be available in September. The company has explained that the delay is down to incumbent Telkom’s hesitant upgrades of MWeb’s IPC platform – the bandwidth that connects MWEB customers to Telkom’s last-mile network. Although 4Mbps ADSL subscribers in certain areas have already been upgraded to 10Mbps, users in cities such as Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth are only reporting speeds in the region of 6Mbps.
* Gogga accuses Vodacom of anti-competitive behavior and cutting off their services for ‘performing too well’; Vodacom says Gogga simply did not pay their bills.
Gogga Tracking Solutions (GTS), well known for its Gogga Connect mobile internet offerings, is battling Vodacom over what it feels is anti-competitive behavior.
GTS lodged a complaint against Vodacom Service Provider (VSP) in February alleging abuse of dominance by Vodacom. In April it emerged that Gogga would ask the Competition Tribunal to order Vodacom to sell it data at 19 cents per megabyte as this was the same price that Vodacom charged the general public.