TUNISIAN ISPS ASK GOVT TO LOWER INCUMBENT’S CHARGES BY 10-30%
ISPs in Tunisia are lobbying the state telecom company and communications carrier Tunisie Telecom to reduce the fees it charges them for access. Tunisian ISPs are suffering from an anaemic market that is partly the result of excessive regulation.
The proposed amount of reduction would vary between 30% for ISPs with the highest numbers of subscribers and 10% for the smallest ones. ISPs are also complaining of high charges for their specialized lines that offer high-speed Internet access.
Sources say the ISPs request is currently being considered by the Ministry of Transport and Communications Technologies, and decisions are expected to be announced soon to help the Internet industry cope with the current state of sluggishness.