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.


Consumers bear brunt of digital TV delay, says lobby group

The National Black Consumer Council slams the countrys slow process to switch from analogue to digital TV, saying the delay has been at great cost to consumers.

Jun 6, 2018

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.

May 18, 2018

BeMobile tackles SA data woes with loyalty rewards

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.

Apr 26, 2018

ICASA flexes muscle on out-of-bundle data expiry

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

Mar 29, 2018

SA data pricing skewed to disadvantage poor

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

Mar 26, 2018

MTN prepaid data bundles are priciest in SA

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.

Mar 23, 2018

SA data prices 'average' compared to peers

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.

Feb 12, 2018

SA operators make small #DataMustFall adjustments

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

Dec 1, 2017

MTN slashes out-of-bundle data prices

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

Nov 21, 2017

New data expiry rules won't reduce costs

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

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.

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