Huge diff between SA and Nigeria...
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From: "John Scrivner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] your thoughts on opps in Africa?


> In the case of South Africa I know what is going on. The government owns 
> the
> phone company there. There is a conflict of interest. The regulators get
> paid by the same people running the phone company. It would be like AT&T
> being owned by the FCC or vice-versa. How hard do you think we would have 
> it
> here then? I am guessing that other countries in Africa have similar
> conflicts of interest or corruption which leads to businesses being unable
> to work in an environment where regulations are a moving target or they 
> are
> only favorable when the right people get a secret payday.
> Scriv
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Rogelio <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> Is it just me, or do African wireless opportunities rarely materialize?
>>
>> I've been involved in tons and tons of "big" ($10+M, in theory) projects
>> where all sorts of big numbers are thrown out, but for whatever reason,
>> someone never ultimately pulls the trigger.
>>
>> (Not sure what I'm missing, but this seems to be a running theme with
>> African projects I've ever gotten pulled in on.)
>>
>>
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