The South African Competition Authority receives a complaint against the dominant incumbent mobile operators concerning discriminatory pricing (Cell C / MTN / Vodacom)

South Africa’s mobile operators under attack for discriminatory “on-net” pricing* Cell C (one of South Africa’s top 3 mobile telecommunications providers) has filed a complaint against competitors MTN and Vodacom with the Competition Commission, according to its press statement dated October 9, 2013. What appears to be the crux of the Cell C complaint is a predatory pricing argument against MTN and Vodacom — a type of claim that is, generally speaking, not an easy one to make. Complaining to an antitrust regulator or a court that a rival is charging too low a price for

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