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Cape Town - MTN has decreased voice and data tariffs by 58% and 73% respectively in the last five years, despite an increase in costs due to a struggling economy, the company has told Parliament.

The portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services was meeting this week to listen to presentations on the “cost to communicate” in South Africa.

Graham De Vries, head of corporate services, told the committee on Wednesday that its consumer charges for both phone calls and data have actually declined in the last half decade, despite ongoing calls for "data to fall" this week.

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