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Icasa could not act to lower Telkom tariffs

22 Sep 2006

South Africa’s telecoms regulator Icasa says it had no grounds to force the country’s dominant telecoms operator to reduce its broadband internet pricing. Business Day reports that Icasa chairman Paris Mashile has told a conference that the authority was powerless to act against Telkom’s ADSL tariffs because there was no concrete proof that its charges were unreasonable. Mashile added, however, that he was pleased that the second national operator Neotel had now launched as he expects competition to lead to lower prices for consumers.

South Africa, Telkom South Africa

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