Data must fall fast, Icasa told

The government has urged the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to hasten its push for lower data prices.

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele told the media ahead of his budget speech in Parliament on Thursday “we have urged Icasa to prioritise broadband data market because data must fall”.

“In June, Icasa is scheduled to release the findings of its priority market study which should list markets prone to ex-ante regulation and priority markets to be subjected to market review processes.”

Civil society and well-known personalities initiated the #DataMustFall campaign in 2016 in an effort to force the cost of data down.

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Update: Data prices may be slashed today in SA

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