While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The Competition Commission blames factors that include "poor decisions" by customers of the major cellphone networks for them staying, despite high prices.
Mobile data prices in South Africa are higher than in many other countries in Africa and elsewhere. The quick release of spectrum could change that – but continued indecision by policymakers leaves consumers with costly data bills and hinders economic growth.
While the world’s largest wireless network operators are putting 5G technology in place, Chinese researchers are setting targets for the next generation of wireless services, according to state media.
Starting from 8 August MTN is giving away 1GB of data to customers who download its app, but the deal isn't as good as it sounds.
A group of around 100 users found a way to use as much as 600GB of data per day by exploiting a loophole that – while it didn't exactly amount to MTN "being hacked" – put strain on its network.
But getting the SIM card proved to be a problem.
Sim cards for the mobile service will only be available in KwaZulu-Natal at launch, but connectivity nationwide through the Cell C network.
Vodacom's customers are using a lot more data, its latest figures show – but paying almost exactly as much as they did before. And that is starting to hurt.
In a results presentation to investors of its parent company, Cell C says its effective price of data in the first half of the year was 28% down from the first half of 2017. But its effective price for voice calls actually went up, even as customers kept bailing on old-style telephone calls.
Vodacom sold a lot more data bundles than usual in April, May, and June, because its prices were lower. It now says new Icasa rules on data roll-over won't be that big a deal – because it turns out people buy more data when it is cheaper.
Newcomer Rain has had some teething problems.
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