Safaricom cuts Internet charges by 42 percent

Safaricom offers a broad range of data bundles. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Safaricom's price per MB fell 42 percent in the year ended March 2019.
  • Safaricom was among a group of Vodacom associates and subsidiaries that reduced their data charges.
  • Vodacom says it anticipates further price cuts, noting that they are being driven by a mix of regulatory and competitive pressures.

Safaricom has cut its data prices by 42 percent in response to increased competition in the telecommunications industry, as South Africa-based shareholder Vodacom revealed in recent filings that the Kenyan unit made the largest cuts.

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