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ANC backs CompCom’s #DataMustFall findings

The governing party urges speedy action to ensure the findings and recommendations on mobile data pricing are implemented.

3:20
Dec 4, 2019

MTN disagrees with CompCom’s ‘intrusive’ recommendations

The mobile operator says it will continue to engage and vigorously defend against the recommendations.

3:10

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.

4:20
Nov 14, 2019

Opera touts data compression tech in #DataMustFall

As the data cost debate rages, Opera says the data compression mode on its Web browser saves users millions of rands.

5:20

‘Internet access should not be a luxury’

The challenge for affordable Internet across Africa continues, with mobile data costs “too expensive for all but the wealthiest few”, says the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

7:30

SA’s excessive communications costs stifle growth, says Treasury

National Treasury believes the exorbitant costs of communicating and poor broadband quality are not doing any good for the country’s competitiveness.

3:50
May 3, 2019

Will mobile data prices finally fall?

The gravitas of the Competition Commission report opens a new front in the #DataMustFall battle.

9:50

Telcos hit back at CompCom data report

The Competition Commission's reliance on data from 2017 leaves MTN and Vodacom fuming, as they say a lot has changed in the mobile data pricing sector in the past 18 months.

5:40
Apr 26, 2019

SA consumers still pay exorbitant out-of-bundle data rates

Recent ICASA regulations may protect users from automatic out-of-bundle billing but those opting in may be shocked by the cost.

7:00

CompCom recommends how #DataMustFall

The Competition Commission's wish list for data prices includes cheaper sub-1GB bundles, more free WiFi and urgent assignment of spectrum.

5:50
Apr 24, 2019

The highs and lows of data prices in SA

Data-only network Rain has the cheapest 1GB data bundle in SA, while MTN and Vodacom are the most expensive.

4:10

ICT industry 'encouraged' by Mboweni's budget

Minister Tito Mboweni used his budget speech to promise government action on some critical ICT areas; a step the industry describes as encouraging.

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