Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Vodacom, MTN ordered to lower data prices

South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group have been ordered by the country’s Competition Commission to lower data prices. The two companies could face prosecution if they do not agree with the order in the next two months to lower data prices. The watchdog launched an investigation in August 2017 following a request from the minister of economic Development. There have been several complaints from consumers about high data costs. The commission said in its report that there is evidence to suggest that there is room for price reductions in…

Read More
Africa Business East Africa World 

Kenya’s Safaricom offers data, voice plans without expiry dates

Kenya’s leading telco, Safaricom has rolled out new data and voice packages that do not have expiry dates. The company on Wednesday made public this latest policy that affects data, voice and SMS products. A Kenyan citizen is already in court asking that the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal stops Safaricom and Airtel from irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles. The new roll outs from Safaricom could be seen as a reaction to the several complaints from consumers about their expiry data packages. Under the new plans, Safaricom’s…

Read More