By the admission of Ramapatee Gujadhur , a member of the Board of MTML , the telecommunications operator wishes to volume by cutting prices . Rates allow Chile to inflate the number of lines sold still attracting more customers. Note that according Ramapatee Gujadhur , the number of lines Chile has doubled since last April , from 70 000 140 000 .
"When the company MTML came into operation , there was already a density telephony 80% among the population. It was very difficult to penetrate this market. He had to innovate and compete for market share . We work more on the volume on the profit margin , "suggests Ramapatee Gujadhur .
You should know that according to our cross , it will be difficult to see the Orange tariffs Mauritius Telecom and Emtel align with those of Chile. MTML operates with significantly lower operating costs because the operator has not been much investment qu'Emtel and Mauritius Telecom . For example, MTML has three times fewer base stations than its competitors . Chile network is deployed or in Rodrigues nor Agalega , even if management is considering to set up there .
MTML does not yet offer 3G and 4G networks (third and fourth generations) allowing access to the mobile internet broadband , unlike Mauritius Telecom and Emtel . Even redundancy is not as developed. This may cause malfunctions to incidents on the network.
"In the long term , if the other two operators align their prices , there is a risk of reducing the quality of services . Instead MTML setting volume, and this can be dangerous to himself , as if the number of customers do not increase sufficiently , it is possible that the operator can not provide some necessary investments. But if MTML takes a lot of market share to competitors , they will react and then revise their rates.
But intervention in the market, the ICTA on behalf of the Minister of Tic disrupt the functioning of competition. Moreover, there is only Mauritius and other countries in the world where operators must be approved by a regulator , their prices to consumers. Without this procedure, which takes several weeks , the market is more dynamic , "says a market observer .