Vodacom is not the best network and MTN says so

CAPE TOWN - MTN has won an appeal to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Tribunal which today ruled that Vodacom must withdraw all material that claims the group is “SA's Best Network for 3 years in a row” with immediate effect.

This comes after MTN on February 26 this year lodged an appeal against Vodacom's material which claimed that they were the Best Network for 3 years in a row. 

Today, an ASA Tribunal appeal cleared the confusion over which network provider is in fact the best network in SA by ruling in favour of MTN. 

Notably, MTN initially lodged a complaint to the ASA against Vodacom's print advertisements which claimed to be SA's Best Network for 3 years in a row”, after which it had a small disclaimer at the foot of the advert, which stated: As rated by SAcsi 2017.“This is a really important decision as it provides clarity for consumers and for the industry. Our concern was that the ASA did not seem to have a standardised approach as to who could claim to have the ‘best network',” said Corporate Affairs, MTN SA, Jacqui O' Sullivan, Executive. 

The advert which was said to be misleading was in

Click through to Business Report for the full story

Additional information