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Mauritius: The Minister of Information and Communication Technologies would like to lower the price of the Internet

The Minister of the Technologies of Information and Communication, Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, has expressed publicly its willingness to act so that a significant drop of Internet pricing is effective in a few months.
The measure that should be included in the next Government budget presented in November 2014 is thus justified according Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum by the growth of 7% of the sector, while at the same time several pillars of the Mauritian economy recorded 2% growth, as reported by the newspaper Le Matinal.
As a reminder, the number of customers subscribing to the Internet climbed strongly in 2013 to reach 680.800 people connected against 568.900 a year earlier, as revealed by the latest figures published by the Agency Statistics Mauritius.
This growth is explained by the increase of 22.6% of the number of subscriptions to the mobile Internet in Mauritius.
 In 2013, the 520.200 broadband internet subscriptions, 31.2% of connections were undertaken through a service via a fixed line and wireless network and 68.8% of Internet users are connected via a mobile device.

Fabrice François

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