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ISPA calls for action to bring down mobile data prices

Tuesday 14 March 2017 | 17:08 CET | News
Effective competition in the mobile data services market is the key to making broadband more affordable for all South Africans, according to the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA). However, there is an unfortunate lack of urgency on the part of the communications regulator to confront the mobile network operators on this issue, the industry group said in a statement. This is despite the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services issuing an urgent policy directive to Icasa in March 2016, requiring it to prioritise an inquiry that would finalise regulations to ensure

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ICASA / ISPA
Countries: South Africa
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