How it must burn the other operators to see Telkom fly

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How it must burn the other operators to see Telkom fly

SA’s fastest growing mobile operator continues to push the boundaries of how low data prices can go

Mudiwa Gavaza

Telkom (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=TKG)’s push to reduce data prices is a reminder that the government needs to deliver on its promise to make high-demand spectrum available to mobile operators to bring down the cost of internet access.

SA’s fastest growing mobile operator continues to push the boundaries of how low data prices can go, revising its data pricing earlier this week. It should be putting pressure on its competitors, MTN (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=MTN), Vodacom (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=VOD) and Cell C (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=BLU).

With the average price of 1GB of data still at about R150, Telkom’s new pricing has this down to just R40 on its SIM-only mobile data plan. And R129 will get you 6GB. ..

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