Data network operators will soon be required to give subscribers the option to roll over their unused data.According to the final End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on Thursday, this is to ensure consumers do not lose unused data, as is currently the practice. The regulations are expected to bring relief to consumers, who have long bemoaned usage limits.The government is pulling out all the stops to reduce the cost of communicating, saying it is only through legislative means that it can ensure reasonable pricing and market structure in the sector.Network operators have been under intense scrutiny in recent months for allegedly ripping off consumers, especially when it comes to data expiry dates and out-of-bundle billing.Icasa said the new regulations would be published in the Government Gazette in the next few days. In terms of the regulations, all licensees will be required to send usage depletion...

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