MTN, Vodacom directed to reduce data cost, here’s why

MTN, Vodacom directed to reduce data cost, here’s why

MTN, Vodacom directed to reduce data cost, here’s why

A report from the Competition Commission in South Africa has directed MTN and Vodacom, a sister company to Vodafone to reduce data cost for its customer.

According to the commission, it reached an agreement within the companies to reduce data prices.

This, it said, is to address the structure of data pricing, reducing the cost per MB for smaller sub-1GB bundles relative to the 1GB price, particularly for monthly bundles.

The commission said this in its Data Services Market Inquiry final report which included its findings and recommendations.

The report also recommended that these operators reach an agreement with the Commission on other pro-poor measures within three months, and these included free data and zero-rating of public benefit organisations.

Following the announcement, the Commission says it has separately had productive engagements with Vodacom and MTN, as well as other affected MNOs with regards to the findings and recommendations.

"Given that the engagements with the operators are at an advanced stage, the Commission has decided to extend the two-month deadline by one month to allow sufficient time to conclude these engagements," it said in a statement.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

LIVE: Results from Kenya's 2022 elections

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

LIVE: Presidential election results

LIVE: Presidential election results

New governors-elect in 42 counties, confirmed by IEBC [LIST]

New governors-elect in 42 counties, confirmed by IEBC [LIST]

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Machakos billionaire buys 680 Hotel in Nairobi

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage