OTT Regulation is an Attack on Net Neutrality, but Zero Rating is just as Evil

Finally, the issue of Net Neutrality has arrived on South African shores, with money gluttons MTN and Vodacom making attempts at garnishing WhatsApp’s revenue through something shrouded in the phrase “OTT regulation”. Put simply, Vodacom and MTN want to charge content providers for providing their content to the networks’ clients. It’s complete nonsense, and shows […]

The Internet will forever suck in South Africa

It appears to me that there is no incentive to host any online content in South Africa. Hell, there’s no point hosting anything internet related in the whole of Africa. We’ve lost. We’ve become part of the third world on the Interwebs. The dark continent remains dark in the digital age. Thanks Ivy. Thanks Telkom. […]

SAIX.net a haven for 419ers

So according to the Spamhaus project, whose spam realtime blacklists I have just implemented, SAIX.net has at least five listings for hosting spam relays. See them here. I’m not going to bypass these blacklists for the sake of one or two adsl clients that use my mail servers, they must complain to Telkom. It is […]

Business Day takes Telkom apart

On the back of a new study by Genesis Analytics, the Business Day has ripped Telkom’s pricing structure to shreds with the following articles: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Finally, some of the excellent citizen journalism is taking root in traditional media.

Buys Inc responds to criticism and public comment

Here follows Buys’ response to what was probably a lot of flak from the public (myself included). One of the forums on which a lot of comment was made was http://www.myadsl.co.za. By Buys Incorporated Attorneys Members of the public have been contacting our firm after certain media reports claimed that Buys Inc. Attorneys are representing […]

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