Battle for lower data prices bearing fruit, says Icasa
The fight to lower the cost of mobile data in SA looks to be bearing fruit. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) reported last week that competition among mobile operators was helping consumers get more for their money. Icasa, which was set up in 2000 to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, has come under pressure to do more to force mobile phone operators to cut prices, with relatively high prices for data seen as an impediment to the country’s ability to compete in a global economy that is increasingly being dominated by technological innovation. Its investigation, which focused on the 163 tariff notifications lodged with Icasa during the period July 1 2018 to December 31 2018, also sought to ensure there was greater price transparency to enable consumers "to make informed choice, in terms of tariff plan preferences and/or preferred service providers based on their different offerings", Icasa said. The DataMustFall campaign to get SA network...
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