Service providers could face prosecution if they do not drop data prices

Mobile operators have been behaving uncompetitively by charging too much for internet connectivity and could face prosecution if they do not drop prices, the Competition Commission said on Monday. 

The commission's final data services market inquiry report has found that current prices exclude many poor and disadvantaged people from participating in the digital economy. It also said operators charge more for data services in SA than they do in other markets where they operate, and they had to commit to cutting prices.