In SAFE hands; internet costs to drop in Mauritius

22 Jan 2009

The average costs for internet access through dominant operator Mauritius Telecom and its ISP Orange will be cut markedly once the telco starts benefiting from lower bandwidth pricing on the SAFE (South-African Far East) cable system. IDG News reports that Orange has filed a list of new tariff proposals with the Information & Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) which, if accepted, will result in price cuts from March 2009. It is believed the price reductions range from 22% to 36% depending on the bandwidth and destination.