ICASA to hold #DataMustFall public hearings

The regulator will tomorrow host public hearings with regards to its discussion document on priority markets and the cost of mobile data.

BeMobile tackles SA data woes with loyalty rewards

May 18, 2018

The mobile virtual network operator focuses on bringing down mobile data costs through a rewards programme that offers cash-back for data and airtime sales.

ICASA flexes muscle on out-of-bundle data expiry

Apr 26, 2018

The telecomminications regulator is ready to address concerns about data expiry and out-of-bundle data rules.

SA data pricing skewed to disadvantage poor

Mar 29, 2018

New ICASA figures prove low-income consumers pay disproportionately more per MB than those who can afford large data bundles.

MTN prepaid data bundles are priciest in SA

Mar 26, 2018

Out of SA's major mobile operators, MTN has the most expensive prepaid data bundles and Cell C has the most expensive out-of-bundle data rates, according to ICASA.

SA data prices 'average' compared to peers

Mar 23, 2018

A new ICASA report shows SA does not have the cheapest or most expensive data prices when compared to SADC and BRICS, but falls right in the middle.

SA operators make small #DataMustFall adjustments

Feb 12, 2018

While the Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs is expected in August, telcos have reduced data costs slightly.

MTN slashes out-of-bundle data prices

Dec 1, 2017

The mobile operator cuts bundle rates by up to 70% in line with plans to reduce the cost of accessing the Internet.

New data expiry rules won't reduce costs

Nov 21, 2017

Analysts are not convinced that longer validity periods for data bundles will actually reduce costs for consumers.

ICASA publishes second draft regulations to tackle data costs

Nov 20, 2017

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

ICASA ready to probe data theft

Oct 20, 2017

The regulator will conduct a thorough investigation into disappearing mobile phone data once it receives complaints.

Huge price gap between in- and out-of-bundle data

Oct 16, 2017

An ICASA report shows Vodacom has the highest variance between in-bundle and out-of-bundle data prices, and Telkom the lowest.