Gabon Telecom CEO announces price cuts, cites ‘competitive market’

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In a press conference held last Friday in Libreville, the chief executive office of Gabon Telecom, Lhoussaine Oussalah, announced wide-ranging cuts in fixed, mobile and broadband (ADSL) pricing to maintain an edge in an increasingly competitive local market. Local news portal Info Gabon quotes the CEO as saying that the cuts took effect from 1 April 2013 and are in part, the result of a regulatory directive stemming from 2010 which recommended cuts in basic telecoms services in Gabon to facilitate improved access for the wider population.

As a result of the cuts Oussalah says that the cost of making a call from a mobile to a mobile (GSM) network has fallen 51% to XAF120 (USD0.29) per minute, while ADSL charges are also coming down – by up to 58% – with a typical 512kbps connection now being levied at XAF15,000 per month.