Believe it or not, data prices have been falling in SA

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Believe it or not, data prices have been falling in SA

Consumers might be feeling the pinch, but it’s all-out war as mobile operators compete for market share

Mudiwa Gavaza

A data pricing war is in full swing in a fiercely competitive and saturated mobile market, with SA’s operators in an all-out battle for market share. 

Cell C chief executive Douglas Craigie Stevenson, who has more than two decades’ experience in the industry, said competition among local operators, especially over the past two years, has been at a high.

In such a mature market, telecommunication companies are largely competing on price, as consumers move between networks looking for the best value, he said...

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