MTN South Africa has with reduced its data rates as the country’s operators fight for a piece of the piece of the data market in the country.

With immediate effect 500MB data bundle will retail at at R49 from a previous high of R189 (Ksh 1,900) monthly in a two year contract. The offer is bundled with a 14.4Mbps MTN [email protected] E352 modem.

This is competitive considering that the same bundle of 500 meg goes for R 149(Ksh 1,500) and R69 (Ksh 700) at Cell C while 8ta has only a 650MB data bundle which retails at R150 (1,500) per month.

South Africa has close to 30 million mobile subscribers.