[LISTEN] Icasa’s data expiry bombshell

Icasa is proposing extending the 'lifespan' of data and an option to opt out of out-of-bundle rates in addition to more frequent data depletion notices.

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published draft regulations in the Government Gazette with regards to the expiry of data.

Icasa is proposing extending the “lifespan” of data and an option to opt out of out-of-bundle rates in addition to more frequent data depletion notices.

For data bundles between 1GB and 5G, Icasa proposes that it remains valid for 90 days, while bigger bundles, such as 20GB and more, must remain valid for 24 months or longer.

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