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Final report on data prices might land Competition Commission in court - expert

2 December 2019 6:07 PM
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Data
Duncan McLeod
data prices
Competition Commission's Market Inquiry
Will mobile operators take court action against the Competition Commission over radical data interventions? This expert thinks so.

An expert predicts that mobile operators will most likely take the Competition Commission to court over its final report on data prices in South Africa.

The commission has recommended that service providers reduce the price of data or face prosecution.

On Monday, the commission revealed the final report on its data service market inquiry.

I would expect, that unless there is some change, that this is going to court.

Duncan McLeod, Editor - TechCentral

Tech expert Duncan McLeod says the commission has gone much further than the industry expected with what he describes as radical interventions.

Among its list of recommendations, the commission proposes that mobile operators be forced to give South Africans a free allocation of daily data.

McLeod says some might argue that the commission has tabled a populist package of recommendations.

I think it's fair to describe the proposals as extremely radical.

Duncan McLeod, Editor - TechCentral

Whatever was discussed in the background at the Competition Commission has been toughened significantly.

Duncan McLeod, Editor - TechCentral

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2 December 2019 6:07 PM
Tags:
Data
Duncan McLeod
data prices
Competition Commission's Market Inquiry

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