MTC takes a mega bite out of data prices

7 Nov 2007

Namibia’s former wireless monopoly operator Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has reduced the prices for its bundled GPRS/EDGE/W-CDMA/HSDPA data services by up to 75%. An MTC press release stated that its post-paid and pre-paid (Tango) data usage rates are dropping to NAD1 per megabyte (USD0.16), representing a 75% reduction from the previous price of NAD4 per megabyte for Tango users and a 50% reduction for contract users. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, MTC launched GPRS in March 2004, and commercial W-CDMA/HSDPA services in December 2006, following an EDGE rollout earlier in the year.