MTN ready to defend data prosecution

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File: MTN, which began operation in Nigeria in 2001, is the country's largest operator with some 60 million subscribers.

JOHANNESBURG - Mobile telecoms giant MTN says it's prepared to defend any prosecution against it relating to the outcomes of the recent data services market inquiry.

Chief executive Rob Shuter says the company will put its case before the Competition Tribunal if needs be.

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The Commission found Vodacom and MTN's current pricing forces poor households to pay high prices for pre-paid data.

The two giants were ordered to cut their pre-paid data prices in the next two months or face prosecution.

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Shuter says MTN believes the report doesn't sufficiently acknowledge the progress made to date on data price transformation.


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