MAURITIUS TELECOM WANTS TO DROP SAFE PRICES BY 15%
Mauritius Telecom has asked the Mauritian regulator ICTA whether it can drop its leased line prices on the SAFE international cable by 15%. The regulator is examining the impact on competition in the sector before giving approval.
Mauritius is following the pattern found elsewhere in Africa in dropping the price of international connectivity. However, Mauritius Telecom remains the monopoly owner of access to the SAFE international cable. The Government announced late last year that it would conduct a study with a view to buying out Mauritius Telecom's remaining portion of its monopoly before it expires.