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MTN Announces Massive Data Price Cuts

After engagements with the Competition Commission and in response to its Data Service Market Inquiry, MTN SA has today announced that it will be reducing the prices of its monthly data bundles. The long-expected price decrease comes after the Commission's...

MTN Data Price Cut Announcement Expected Soon

MTN CEO, Rob Shuter says South Africans can expect an announcement from the telecom giant in regards to data price cuts shortly, according to My Broadband. This comes after Vodacom made a similar announcement after it had reached an agreement...

Top South African Smartphone Habits that You Should Know

GeoPoll conducted a study with 400 South Africans via a mobile web link to understand how they are using their phones. The study focused on what features and apps they use most often and how they are paying for...

South African network providers, MTN and Vodacom, to drop data prices

The Competition Commission finally released its latest report - the Data Service Market Inquiry - on Monday, 2 December 2019. The report, which focuses on South Africa's biggest mobile operators - MTN and Vodacom, concludes that the companies should...

ICASA To Protect Customers Against Data Bill Shock

ICASA has taken the first step in addressing the high cost of data in South Africa. A number of new regulations are making networks unhappy. ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) recently published its End-User and Subscriber Service Charter...

Competition Commission’s inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

The past two years have seen the Competition Commission undertake a number of market inquiries involving the retail, healthcare and public passenger transport markets. However, few market inquiries have captured the attention of South African consumers more than the...

The best and cheapest mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa

Although the petrol price is on the steady decline and inflation has settled, exorbitant mobile data costs is still a problem. Many people have taken to social media over the past few months to rise up against ridiculous spikes...

How telcos can use technology to address #Datamustfall

The South African telecom industry is marked by high SIM card penetration (160%) due to the popularity of broadband services. According to GSMA, average mobile broadband connection in South Africa is 74 persons per 100. Yet it is also...

Virgin Mobile offers free data and WhatsApp to new customers

Virgin Mobile has announced the launch of its Data Boost promotion, which will see new subscribers rewarded with free data, on-net calls and WhatsApp when they recharge on the network. This promotion is the latest attempt of a telecommunications...

“Telco networks need to open up to competition” – ISPA

The recently-published Electronic Communications Amendment Bill proposes that mobile network operators and other vertically-integrated telecoms firms allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and others to compete for subscribers over their networks. “Legislation requiring telecoms networks to open up to competition should...
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APO Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

APO Group, the premier Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is excited to announce the appointment of...
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