MAURITIUS' POST OFFICE SEEKS TO UNDERCUT THE MARKET WITH CLICKPOST.COM

Internet

Mauritius' La poste wants to become an ISP with its Clickpost.com service.  In order to get market share, it will offer what it claims are the best prices per minute. With the launch of the service through its Mauripost.net subsidiary, it becomes the fourth ISP on the island. This oldest of public institutions is very ambitious for this new service and would like to gain a large number of users in a market largely dominated by Telecom Plus, the internet subsidiary of Mauritius Telecom.

To achieve market share, it will offer internet access at 50 cents an hour and 25 cents an hour on Sundays, holidays and weekdays between midnight and seven in the morning. The first three hours are offered free as part of an initial promotion for a tariff called "Click and Surf". The user gets three e-mail boxes but has to pay a subscription of 100 rupees a month. Another tariff "Clickspeed" claims to offer a service that is six times faster and costs 150 rupees a month.

L'Express

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