End of an era for mobile networks in South Africa

Vodacom has, as expected, reported a drop in full-year earnings yesterday due to falling connection rates.

Some suggest this is a watershed moment for the mobile network industry in South Africa.

We interviewed Craig Wilson, Managing Editor at Stuff Magazine, about what this may mean for consumers.

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

The move away from voice revenue will continue. They’re going to have to make money from data services. But we’re a long way away from data-only packages.

Craig Wilson, Managing Editor at Stuff Magazine

It’s very difficult to win people over. People loath the hassle of switching and some are trapped in two-year contracts. You’ve got to have something very compelling and unique.

Craig Wilson, Managing Editor at Stuff Magazine

I’m an advocate of going pre-paid.

Craig Wilson, Managing Editor at Stuff Magazine

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