Competition Commission finds data prices are excessively high

The Competition Commission said service providers must reduce excessive prices within two months or face prosecution.

JOHANNESBURG - The Competition Commission's final report on data prices was released on Monday.

Its report found that mobile data is too expensive in South Africa.

The commission said service providers must reduce excessive prices within two months or face prosecution.

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It revealed that telecoms giants MTN and Vodacom charge more here than in other countries they operate in.

The commission also found data pricing is anti-poor.

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said data is the currency of daily interaction and prices must be lowered.

Source
eNCA