data costs

High data costs leave over 2bn people offline

A new study finds 2.3 billion people across the globe live in countries where just 1GB of mobile data is not affordable.

Sep 18, 2018

All set for CompComm's data market inquiry

The Competition Commission ready to hear concerns relating to high data costs in SA next month.


ANC wants govt to step up efforts to reduce data costs

The governing party calls for the implementation of its resolutions and policies aimed at driving down the cost of data in the country.

Nov 20, 2017

ICASA publishes second draft regulations to tackle data costs

The telecoms regulator revises cost to communicate regulations and proposes a data expiry timeframe of a minimum of three years.


SADC citizens still being denied access to information

Of the region's population of 300 million people, only 16.3% are using the Internet.

Feb 16, 2017

Government admits data costs must fall

Government commits to bringing down the cost to communicate this year, although it has yet to outline how this will be achieved.

Dec 1, 2016

Online learning key to lower tertiary fees

Industry experts advocate for online education and free WiFi to bring down the cost of higher education.


#DataMustFall message spreads

Reduce mobile broadband prices to get more people online, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet's Dhanaraj Thakur.


Regulation can enable data access

Regulators must be drivers of lower data costs, says ICASA CEO Pakamile Pongwana.

Sep 19, 2016

Parliament to hear #DataMustFall debate

Citizens and the opposition call on government to deliver what the public has long demanded: plentiful and affordable data.

Oct 16, 2012

Vox predicts VOIP rise

Cellphone price wars lead to an increase in VOIP, video conferencing and enterprise mobility, says Vox Telecom.

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