SENEGAL'S SONATEL CUTS ADSL PRICES AND WILL DO SO AGAIN

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Sonatel has followed Telkom South Africa in cutting its ADSL subscription prices. The reductions vary between 19-70% with the highest savings being available on a 1024/128 service. The cost of installation (which now includes a free USB modem) has dropped 30%. An ethernet modem will cost customers FCFA56,000 and is required for the 1024/128 service.

The rates in detail are shown below.

What is hard to understand is why telcos make these reductions so quickly after launching the service thus taking a significant premium from early adopters.