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Why data costs are unlikely to fall - economist

22 December 2016 1:20 PM

Luke Muller on the call that data costs must fall, says smartphone usage is still in relative infancy and should be left to grow.

Independent economist, Luke Muller, says the proliferation of cellphone usage in South Africa happened in a short space of time and companies should be left to adjust to this rapid change.

Muller speaks to the fact that many people were complaining about the cost of data in South Africa compared to other countries.

He says the country has made certain improvements when it comes to data costs.

Making comparisons isn't fair on our mobile companies.

Luke Muller, Independent economist

One of the important things to do is try not to interfere and force data costs down... let the companies compete freely and provide better services at high costs.

Luke Muller, Independent economist

Listen to Muller's full explanation below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why data costs are unlikely to fall - economist


22 December 2016 1:20 PM