Mauritius Telecom (MT) is planning to reduce its internet tariffs by almost 50% from 1 January 2015, in a bid to ‘democratise fixed and mobile broadband access in the country’, Agence Ecofin reports. With regards to ADSL access, a basic monthly subscription to the ‘Orange Social’ package, which comes with down/uplink speeds of 256kbps/128kbps and data allowance of 2GB will be halved from MUR200 (USD6.27) to MUR100, while ‘Orange Decouverte’ (256kbps/128kbps down/uplink, 5GB of data) will cost MUR249 (down from MUR349 previously). Further, the telco has said that it will double the download speeds of the two plans to 512kbps. Mobile subscription tariffs, meanwhile, will be cut between 14% and 51%, with a daily mobile broadband pass set to drop from MUR19 to MUR10. Further, the price of international private leased circuits (IPLC) will be reduced by 20%.