Competition Commission finds data prices excessively high in South Africa...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mashiane, Dec 2, 2019 at 1:26 PM.

  1. Mashiane

    Mashiane Expert Licensed User


    This has been some journey and struggle. Glad its over. 2 months to go for implementation!

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  2. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    Here in Germany the plans are too expensive, too (in comparison to other EU countries)
  3. rabbitBUSH

    rabbitBUSH Member Licensed User

    Hamba Hamba Hamba The CARTEL ......

    Ah Heck!!! just wait for the court cases to start as they all line up to challenge the findings .... :(:(:(
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  4. rabbitBUSH

    rabbitBUSH Member Licensed User

    And ... watching the news here today the two main culprits MTN and Vodcom are indeed crying FOUL (or is that FOWL?).
    Interestingly, they are blaming the high costs on the lack of extra transmission channels (ie the regulatory body ICASA has not allocated and extended them into frequencies beyond those currently allocated).
    as the #datamustfall twits say : what has that got to do with domineering arrogance and customer fleecing?
  5. Diceman

    Diceman Active Member Licensed User

    Whenever there are high prices, it is usually caused by monopolies. A region might have only 2 primary providers and they have a mutual understanding that they don't compete against each other because they would both lose revenues. There needs to be more competition, perhaps gov't funded. Give new data providers tax breaks for the 1st 5 years and let them use existing fiber network at reduced rates.
  6. rabbitBUSH

    rabbitBUSH Member Licensed User

    As far a I recall there are 4 primarily cellphone based with fibre providers coming on presently. Mostly packages are bandwidth based (rands per MB) the new fibre services and wireless are service packaged by a quota in GB.
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