data prices

How SA’s average 1GB mobile data price compares with the world

The country still ranks among the bottom half of countries with the world’s most expensive mobile data prices, according to a new report.

Apr 6, 2021

SA’s big telcos take #DataMustFall trend further

Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C drop their data prices, saying this will drive digital transformation in response to the consequences of COVID-19.

May 14, 2020

Telkom cuts uncapped data prices

This pricing of the uncapped data is part of Telkom’s COVID-19 relief efforts to enable access to education, work and entertainment platforms.

Apr 30, 2020

CompCom, MTN finally agree #DataMustFall

The competition watchdog says the agreement with MTN means all mobile operators have now formally ascribed to its recommendations.

Apr 15, 2020

Telkom, Cell C join CompCom’s #DataMustFall pact

The competition watchdog concludes new data pricing deals with the country’s smaller mobile operators.

Apr 1, 2020

Cell C comes to #DataMustFall party

SA’s third biggest mobile operator will, by 1 May, launch a free lifeline package capped at 250KB per day.


Free Market Foundation calls for more spectrum, defends telcos

The liberal think tank says recent recommendations by the Competition Commission for the operators to cut data prices by half are misplaced.

Mar 23, 2020

CompCom distances itself from MTN data price cuts

The competition watchdog says there is no agreement between itself and MTN, saying the operator’s data price reduction proposal was a “unilateral commercial response”.

Mar 12, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Opera to open SA data centre this year

The Norwegian-based Web company plans to invest in a data centre in SA and is working with local telcos to create more affordable access to the Internet.


2020 poised to be the year #DataWillFall

SA could see data tariffs significantly reduced, influenced by the Competition Commission mandating price reductions and successful spectrum allocation.


SA’s 5G-ready smart city in the works, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa tells the nation the country’s truly smart city is taking shape in Gauteng’s Lanseria.


Deadline extended for MTN, Vodacom to cut data costs

The Competition Commission decides to extend the data price cuts deadline by one month.

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