The island nation of Mauritius has revealed it will cut telephone interconnection charges in the country by 33%, effective 1 July 2011. The government hopes the move will increase telecoms uptake in both fixed and mobile users. The state’s statement confirmed that the edict will cut tariffs on calls made from a fixed line number to a mobile network, and from a mobile number to another mobile on a different network. Mauritius is home to around 1.3 million people and has more than 1.2 million SIM cards registered. However, the government believes there is still more room for growth.