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Topic # 7834 14-May-2006 19:14
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Interesting article here.

It's interesting that they claim that the Commerce Commission's intention to "review the mobile sector" has prompted them to speed up the roll-out of their wireless network. The decision to air-freight their network equipment might save them a few days, while it could take months or even years before the results of the Commerce Commission's review start to take effect.

As always, we seem to be getting a lot of talk but not a lot of action out of Econet.

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Reply # 35684 14-May-2006 19:37
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Tex wants everything handed to him for nothing by the NZ goverment


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Reply # 35685 14-May-2006 19:45
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Reply # 35689 14-May-2006 20:03
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The guy is an idiot. Anybody who believes otherwise probably is too! :-)


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Reply # 35695 14-May-2006 21:23
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sbiddle You could not be more right

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Reply # 35717 15-May-2006 07:53
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But then again, successful or not, Econet will probably take the heat off Voda and Telecom. Better to have an el'cheapo third party build a network than someone like TCL who have very deep pockets.




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Reply # 35723 15-May-2006 08:17
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alasta: Interesting article here. 


For the record... that's an Econet press release that Scoop reprinted, not an article.






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Reply # 35768 15-May-2006 16:56
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Econet are pretty well dead before they start, they have lost so much money pushing pens for 5 years that they won;t have any capital left to start building the network and also having to run at a loss for another 4 years.

Of course, they could have started up a super cheap Auckland only service and there would have been some people who would have switched over, at least SOME income would have trickled in and they had gotten at least some presence in the market.

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Reply # 35774 15-May-2006 17:01
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And don't forget the $5M of tax payer funds they have sucked up from Hautaki Trust.




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Reply # 35777 15-May-2006 17:12
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How many $$ were given to bell south from the tax payer when they started building there GSM network in NZ?

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