The focus on cellular provides lately has been MTN’s interaction with the Nigerian communication authorities, and the R73-billion fine the operator was given for failing to disconnect subscribers as required by the country’s SIM registration rules.
MTN’s is also being investigated for insider trading, following high trade volumes on the JSE before it announced it had received the fine.
While the focus of investors has been on the price of MTN’s shares, consumers have focused on the price of a more affordable asset – the operator’s mobile data bundles.
Below are the best prepaid mobile data prices in South Africa (month-to-month, upfront annual purchase, and 12/24-month contract deals have been excluded).
Prepaid Mobile Data Prices