JOHANNESBURG, March 10 (ANA) – Mobile telecommunications company Vodacom on Tuesday signed an agreement with South Africa’s Competition Commission to cut data costs by more than 30% from April 1…

Under the agreement, which is subject to confirmation by the Competition Tribunal, Vodacom has committed to a two-year substantial reduction of monthly data bundles across the board, Competition Commission head Tembinkosi Bonakele told a news conference.

“For an example, the key 1GB monthly data bundle will drop from R149 per 1 Gigabyte to no more than R99,” he said. “This represents a 34% price decrease.”

From April, Vodacom, which already zero-rates data costs for government websites, will expand this to all public universities, technical and vocational educational training colleges as well as all public schools across the country.

It will also provide a full zero-rated Internet search function powered by online encyclopedia Wikipedia, allowing consumers to search the website free of charge.

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Author: ANA Newswire