Mauritius Telecom has announced that it will reduce fixed and mobile internet prices starting January 1st, 2015.

The Mauritius-based telecommunications major noted that these price drops may be attributed to the exponential growth of smartphone sales in Mauritius and to high traffic over social networks such as Facebook and YouTube.

Orange Social service over ADSL will henceforth be reduced to MUR 100 from MUR 200 a month, whereas the Orange Decouverte package will see its price cut to MUR 249 from MUR 349 a month. And, while on the one hand prices are being slashed, on the other hand, download speeds will double to reach 512 kbps, giving customers greater value for money than ever before.

On the other hand, mobile internet plans will see price cuts ranging from 14-51%. For example, the mobile internet daily pass will cost MUR 10 instead of MUR 19.

Furthermore, Mauritius Telecom will also reduce the price of International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) by 20%.

The operator has continually cut IPLC tariffs since 2005, where the latest was announced in December 2013 and applied in January this year.

Source: Telecompaper

About Mauritius Telecom

Mauritius Telecom (MT) is the leading telecommunications operator and service provider in Mauritius. Incorporated in 1988 as Mauritius Telecommunication Services, it acquired the assets of Overseas Telecommunications Services in 1992 and was renamed Mauritius Telecom.

In November 2000, France Télécom (now Orange SA) became one of the major stakeholders in Mauritius Telecom by acquiring 40% of its shares.

Other important shareholders in Mauritius Telecom are the Government of Mauritius, the State Bank of Mauritius (through its wholly owned subsidiary SBM NFC Investments) and the National Pensions Fund, which hold 59% of the shares in the company.

Mauritius Telecom currently counts among the top companies in the country, with revenue of Rs 8.4 billion in 2013.

Source: Company Website – Image: Jfkoenig

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