TELECOM PLUS CUTS DSL RATES BY 7% AFTER INTERCONNECT PRICE CUT IN MAURITIUS

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Following a decrease in the Mauritius Telecom interconnection tariff that was approved by the regulatory authority ICTA, Telecom Plus has decided to apply this decrease on its different Wanadoo ADSL Home and Business packages.

  The new tariffs applicable as from 01 April 2006 are as follows: Home 128  (Rs 950); Home 512 (Rs 1,540); Business 128 (Rs 1,860) Business 512 (Rs 3,550)  and 1 Mega (Rs 6,410). Prices shown exclude VAT at 15%.

Meanwhile ADSL is to be installed in 93 post offices around the island to increase ICT awareness by September 2006 in line with the Community Empowerment Programme launched by the Ministry of IT and Telecommunications

Furthermore there is a plan to train 400,000 Mauritians in 4 years' time on basic skills in IT. This plan was worked out by Dr Appu Kuttan (CEO of National Education Foundation for Cyberlearning in India) and approved at the Cabinet meeting last week.  This plan is known as the Computer Core Certification (IC3).