Taking on the cellular Goliaths

Telkom seems to be getting its ship right and is one of the few state companies that successfully plays in the private sector space.

19 July 2021

A strong showing from Telkom in its latest results, which were better than the market expected, has quashed the notion that it still believes it’s a government monopoly that has no need for competition.

Telkom, which was once South Africa’s only fixed-line operator with a captive audience that everyone loved to hate, seems to have shaken off the shackles of the past and, despite great odds, has become a worthy contender in the mobile network space.

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