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.
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.
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.
CompCom, MTN finally agree #DataMustFall
The competition watchdog says the agreement with MTN means all mobile operators have now formally ascribed to its recommendations.
Telkom, Cell C join CompCom’s #DataMustFall pact
The competition watchdog concludes new data pricing deals with the country’s smaller mobile operators.
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.
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”.
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.