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November 25, 2011

ICT Minister Announces Lower Prices On ADSL Home And ADSL Business

Down 12% to 46% on fares ADSL Home and ADSL 50% on the Business as of December 1. This was announced by the Minister of Information Technology and Communication (ICT), this Friday, November 25, during a press briefing at his ministry.

As stated recently Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum at the launch of the new government portal, reducing Internet rates take effect from 1 December. Thus, the new tariffs of ADSL Home 256K increase from Rs 399 to Rs 349, with a decrease of 12%. Those of the ADSL Home 512K will be Rs 699 instead of Rs 759. For the flow rate of 1 Mega, charges will be Rs 799 with a 46% reduction.

For entrepreneurs, the price of ADSL Business will decline by 50%. As for call centers and companies operating in the BPO sector, prices will experience a 10 to 46%. All new rates are effective from 1 December 2011.

Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum explains that these cuts have become a reality thanks to the Open Access Policy to Sea Cable. "Operators no longer have to take bandwidth only from Mauritius Telecom. Soon Emtel will also start selling its bandwidth " , said Minister of ICT.

In addition, it states that 50% drop on ADSL Business aims to encourage small and medium enterprises. Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum supports the objective of his ministry is to make the ICT sector to become the second pillar of the economy, contributing 8% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The Minister also believes that the bandwidths that connect Maurice abroad will be more accessible. "We want to break the monopoly of Mauritius Telecom, and create an enabling environment for investment," he says.

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