Right2Know has called on telecoms to do
more to lower prices in the mobile rates.
This as a recent report by the Global
Information Technology Report showed that South Africa is ranked number
128th out of 148 countries when it comes to prepaid mobile cellular
Right2Know Telecommunications Spokesperson
John Haffner said prices must come down and stay down permanently if South Africa is expected to
improve in global telecommunications cost rankings.
Haffner said the recent report demonstrated
that the mobile rates in South Africa has been high for
quite some time and has been extremely high compared to rest of the world not
just Africa but the rest of the world.
"It demonstrates the need for some very
strong action on behalf of the Telecommunications industry but also government
and civil society to pressure the Telecommunications industry to lower those
rates to something that is far more affordable to the average South African
Labels: Telecom called to lower mobile rates in South Africa