One of the dreams of Mauritians is to be able to have internet access of higher quality at reasonable prices. Who has not heard complaints about the slow connection coupled with the expensive prices? Very few of us. The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been taking measures to change this state of affairs.
The Quality of Service Regulations which were proposed by Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum have been implemented since the 1st of this month. The aim of this new set of regulations is to ensure that the consumers paying for internet service are benefitting from quality service. The internet operators would be liable to paying a fine of Rs 10 000 in case they diverge from the rules and regulations imposed on them. The authorities are flexible enough to give the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) of the country enough time for them to adapt themselves to the new rules. No date has yet been scheduled for the application of the new law. Now, in line with the purpose of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2014, the internet operators have some quite good surprises for us all.
Three internet operators are willing to put at the disposal of the public discount prices for the WTISD 2014. Just what the people want! The primary goal behind the WTISD is to sensitise people about the broad range of opportunities that internet provides to us all. We all crave for internet access at lower prices, don’t we?
Mauritius Telecom is offering discount prices for smartphones and tablets for the coming six weeks. Additionally, the installation fees for a new telephone line will be for free; the normal price is at Rs 2000, and Rs 3000 for professionals.
As for Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Ltd (MTML), discounts have been proposed for internet access. Emtel will soon publish its discount prices.