SA Telecoms’ Steep Prices Hamper Business

Tuesday, 18 April, 2006 - 10:18

Business Day, 18 April 2006. According to a survey conducted by a US based telecommunications and energy cost control consulting group, charges for both fixed-line and cellphone calls in South Africa

Business Day, 18 April 2006.

According to a survey conducted by a US based telecommunications and energy cost control consulting group, charges for both fixed-line and cellphone calls in South Africa hamper efforts by South African companies to compete in the world’s shows.

The survey shows that telecommunications charges in SA are high despite competition in the cellphone sector and Telkom’s reduced charges for national and local calls last year. Stephan Dolk of NUS Consulting in SA says that our tariffs for national long-distance calls and cellphones are still the highest of the major world economies with which we do business.

To read the article entitled, “SA Telecoms ‘Among World’s Most Costly,” click here.

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