Cellular service providers in hot water, what does this mean?

MTN and Vodacom in hot water, what does this mean?

The Competition Commission has ruled that the two cellular giants, MTN and Vodacom must reduce their data prices within the next two months, or face prosecution. Jan Vermeuel, Editor at large at Mybroadband, spoke to the team.

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Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele announced on Monday 2 December that stringent measures will be taken against the two companies if they do not comply with the ruling.

“Failure to reach this agreement within two months, will then lead the commission in going ahead with the prosecution with excessive pricing or other exclusionary abuse before the Tribunal,” added Bonakele.

The team found out what this mean for South Africans and what the cellular giant's next move will be. Jan Vermeulen shared his knowledge about the commission's decision and how this will affect the companies.

Also read: MTN and Vodacom must reduce data prices, says Competition Commission

He also explained what the possible new price structures will be and what reasons were given for their excessive data pricing.

Jan divulges more details in the podcast, click to listen.

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