Are Safaricom and Celtel the new Telkom?

Cellphone companies are no longer new kids on the block in Africa; they are now showing some grey hairs:
– Even with two or three operators in a country market, there is surprisingly little price competition.
– Prices for local mobile calls are between five to ten times higher than their fixed line equivalents. You pay a premium for the advantages of mobility even though the cost of connecting a mobile subscriber is between a quarter to a third of its fixed line equivalent.