According to a report by Cable.co.uk, a UK price comparison website which compared 228 countries by mobile bandwidth pricing, South Africa was ranked at 148 and was among the most expensive countries for mobile data. ITWeb senior journalist, Samuel Mungadze
, further writes that following investigations, the Competition Commission recommended that MTN and Vodacom reduce their mobile data pricing by half.
Telecommunications, broadband and general affordable access to the internet are said to have the ability to improve business and create jobs. According to Makhtar Diop
, the World Bank’s Vice President for Infrastructure, Africa’s working-age population is expected to increase by some 450 million people between 2015 and 2035 where affordable internet access will mean creating millions of job opportunities.
In this Brand Intelligence® webinar discussion on Telecommunications Trends in South Africa, Ornico is joined by:
- Melody Maker, Digital Partner at M&C Saatchi Abel;
- Raj Wanniappa, Founder and CEO, Future Horizon Technologies and
- Samuel Mungadze, a Senior Journalist at ITWeb.
The discussion will cover some of the advertising, communication and industry trends that are shaping the telecommunications sector in South Africa.
The discussion will venture into some of the trends that were accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic as more people relied on internet access for work, news and communication.
Brands and their marketing teams, agencies, as well as any other interested parties are invited to join this discussion and participate in the conversation.
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