''Africa flood the shelves with cheap. It is the objective of Pantel Technologies, Chairman Prashant Tewari was present on Friday (October 12) at the launch of the touch pad by Orange Mauritius Telecom (MT), hotel Labourdonnais. To achieve this, the company, which is one of the leading suppliers of IT products in India, intends to establish a production unit to Mauritius next year.
Negotiations have begun between the Mauritian authorities and Pantel Technologies. A partnership between MT, Pantel and China New Century Technologies, a leading manufacturer of tablets globally, should be concluded. Prashant Tewari does not hide his ambitions in that it is the huge market represented by the black continent. Hence the willingness to start production of its tablet under $ 100 Maurice acilitant and access to the African market. "We hope that very soon all Africans can even their football game on their shelves," said he.
As for the Orange tablet presented at the Salon Infotech last month and officially launched yesterday, is for sale at Rs 2999 in its wi-fi. A more sophisticated model, with the possibility of access to the network through a 3G SIM card costs Rs 5999. Pantel Technologies has already sold more than one million of these tablets in India.
Sarat Lallah, Chief Executive Officer of MT, welcomed, for its part, this new initiative to make the Internet accessible to a larger number.He expressed hope that the arrival of this new product on the Mauritian market will help achieve the government's goal of democratizing access to the Internet and make Mauritius a cyber island.