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South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group could face prosecution if they do not agree with the Competition Commission in the next two months to lower data prices, the watchdog said in findings from an inquiry published on Monday.South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group could face prosecution if they do not agree with the Competition Commission in the next two months to lower data prices, the watchdog said in findings from an inquiry published on Monday.

South Africa regulator tells Vodacom, MTN to lower data prices - MyJoyOnline.com

In his weekly letter to citizens, President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that South Africa faces a grave water crisis.In his weekly letter to citizens, President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that South Africa faces a grave water crisis.

MTN, Vodacom ordered to slash data prices; Worse than Eskom: SA water crisis looms; manufacturing slumps - BizNews.com

The Competition Commission’s data services market inquiry has found that mobile data in South African is too expensive. MTN and Vodacom have been found to charge more for data prices in South Africa than any other country that they operate in. The commission has given service providers a two month notice to reduce its data prices or face prosecution. CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi filed this report.

Commission finds that data prices must fall - CNBC Africa

“Two of Africa's largest two mobile operators, Vodacom and MTN, have been ordered by the Competition Commission in South Africa to immediately cut their data prices in their home country by a third to half or face prosecution. - @Forbes https://t.co/LZZyYvRfOY”

Toby Shapshak on Twitter: "Two of Africa's largest two mobile operators, Vodacom and MTN, have been ordered by the Competition Commission in South Africa to immediately cut their data prices in their home country by a third to half or face prosecution. - @Forbes https://t.co/LZZyYvRfOY"

The Competition Commission took the first and important step towards reducing data costs in the country yesterday.The Competition Commission took the first and important step towards reducing data costs in the country yesterday.

First step to reduced data prices good

Algoa FM is an adult, contemporary radio station broadcasting on between 94 to 97 FM Stereo in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa.South Africans could pay less for their mobile data in the next two months.This after the Competition Commission found that mobile data prices are excessively high in the country.The Commission released its final report on the market enquiry into mobile data prices on Monday.[MobileAd]The report rev

"Drop data prices or face prosecution" Competition Commission | Algoa FM

Vodacom and MTN said in reaction to interventions by the Competition Commission that a failure by government to allocate spectrum timeously is one of the reasons data prices are higher than they would otherwise be.

'Wrong' to blame operators for data prices not falling faster - TechCentral

Telecommunications giant Vodacom says they have slashed the prices of their data by approximately 50% since 2006. Telecommunications giant Vodacom says they have slashed the prices of their data by approximately 50% since 2006.

The Competition Commission has recommended that Vodacom and MTN should reduce tariffs by up to 50%, arguing that their "collective market position" should have an impact market-wide. The Competition Commission has recommended that Vodacom and MTN should reduce tariffs by up to 50%, arguing that their "collective market position" should have an impact market-wide.

MTN, Vodacom to slash data prices or face prosecution; all providers must give free data daily - competition watchdog | Fin24

South Africans pay more for data than in other countries where their service providers operate - and those companies are 'more than capable' of reducing prices, the Competition Commission saidSouth Africans pay more for data than in other countries where their service providers operate - and those companies are 'more than capable' of reducing prices, the Competition Commission said

South Africans pay more for data: See by how much here

On Monday, the Competition Commission announced that Vodacom and MTN need to cease ongoing partitioning and price discrimination strategies.On Monday, the Competition Commission announced that Vodacom and MTN need to cease ongoing partitioning and price discrimination strategies.

A Competition Commission official told Business Maverick that the watchdog is expecting legal action from Vodacom and MTN on its findings. ‘We are prepared to fight them and defend our findings vigorously,’ the official said. Meanwhile, the share prices MTN and Vodacom got thumped, slicing...A Competition Commission official told Business Maverick that the watchdog is expecting legal action from Vodacom and MTN on its findings. ‘We are prepared to fight them and defend our findings vigorously,’ the official said. Meanwhile, the share prices MTN and Vodacom got thumped, slicing R22-billion off their market caps.

Competition watchdog blasts Vodacom and MTN for ‘exce...

The Competition Commission has found that data prices in South Africa are higher than they should be, and are anti-poor.The Competition Commission has found that data prices in South Africa are higher than they should be, and are anti-poor.

SA data prices 'too high and anti-poor' says Competition Commission

The competition commission said on Monday 2 December 2019, after releasing their final report on data prices, that it’s far too expensive.The competition commission said on Monday 2 December 2019, after releasing their final report on data prices, that it’s far too expensive.

Competition Commission to service providers: Cheaper data or prosecution

The Competition Commission has recommended a reduction in data prices by cellphone operators MTN and Vodacom. The Competition Commission has recommended a reduction in data prices by cellphone operators MTN and Vodacom.

Competition Commission's Tembinkosi Bonakele says they recommend that MTN and Vodacom drop their prices by between 30% and 50%.Competition Commission's Tembinkosi Bonakele says they recommend that MTN and Vodacom drop their prices by between 30% and 50%.

Commission not ruling out data price findings being taken to tribunal or courts

Says the government and regulators have failed to release the spectrum required for the telecommunications industry.Says the government and regulators have failed to release the spectrum required for the telecommunications industry.

MTN says wrong to blame operators for data costs - Moneyweb

The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut | ITWeb

South Africa's Competition Commission has ordered telecoms service providers in the country to reduce data cost.South Africa's Competition Commission has ordered telecoms service providers in the country to reduce data cost.

South Africa orders MTN, others to reduce data cost

MTN’s share price fell as much as 8.4%, to levels it last saw at the height of its tax dispute with Nigerian authorities in MarchMTN’s share price fell as much as 8.4%, to levels it last saw at the height of its tax dispute with Nigerian authorities in March

MTN and Vodacom plunge on Competition Commission warning