Lesotho bandwidth prices drop 67%

TELECOMS

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Lesotho bandwidth prices drop 67%

WIOCC says the additional broadband capacity it has brought to Lesotho has already dropped internet services pricing by 67%, and that more benefits will still be felt.

Utilising its extensive terrestrial and submarine fibre-optic cable network, WIOCC is delivering lower-cost internet connectivity to Lesotho, supporting the Lesotho Government’s 8th Millennium Goal to make the benefits of new technologies available to its citizens and organisations, and to help businesses compete in the international arena.

“Until recently, internet access in Lesotho terminated in South Africa and was shaped, and thus limited in international capacity. The connection provided by WIOCC terminates in Europe and provides Lesotho with faster and more affordable connectivity. This change will have a significant impact on the daily lives of the Basotho and Lesotho businesses,” says WIOCC CEO Chris Wood.

“The extra bandwidth made available by WIOCC has enabled us to make a huge reduction in our internet access costs,” comments Mpine Tente, General Manager of Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL) –  the first operator  in Lesotho to benefit from the  WIOCC capacity. 

“We are taking advantage of our improved international connectivity to deliver more reliable and affordable broadband services to our customers. Public and private businesses will benefit from reduced prices. All Basotho will benefit from cheaper access to the internet.”



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE TELECOMS NEWS

New entrant Equitel carves out 1.9% share of mobile subscriptions

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Finserve Africa (Equitel) acquired a share of 1.9 per cent of the total mobile subscriptions by registering 665,661 mobile subscribers between January and March, says CAK. Read More

Vodafone Ghana provides ‘live-chat’ platform for customers

Vodafone Ghana says it has launched an online ‘Live Chat’ and ‘Support Centre’ to enhance its range of customer care channels that offer timely and convenient response to customers’ queries. Read More

Juwah’s tenure at NCC ends

Dr. Eugene Juwah’s tenure as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission has come to an end. Read More

Etisalat sues MTN over anti-competitive practices

Etisalat has instituted legal action against Nigeria’s dominant operator, MTN, over practices it says threaten its business. Read More

Orange increases interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9%

Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the Moroccan telecommunications operator, in application of the agreements they signed in December 2010. Read More

Safaricom gives network assurance ahead of Obama visit

Safaricom has assured its subscribers that minimal network disruptions shall be experienced during visit of US president Barack Obama. Read More

Airtel unveils next gen enterprise solution in Ghana

Maxwell Dodd, Director of Airtel Business, Airtel Ghana Airtel Ghana says it is setting the new standard for Enterprise business solutions with the  launch of its business oriented sub brand, Airtel Business. Read More

Tigo Africa Customer Operations Director visits Ghana

The Customer Operations Director for Tigo Africa, Ingeborg Nieuwenhuis, has just concluded a week-long visit to Ghana.  Read More

Tigo reinforces security at cell sites due to battery theft

Tigo says it is determined to invest to ensure a reliable and stable network for its customers despite rampant cable cuts and increasing battery theft.    Read More

MTN Ghana introduces Relationship Managers

Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now get any challenges resolved quickly and amicably, thanks to the introduction of Relationship Managers at MTN Ghana’s 82 customer service points across the country. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Kenyan SACCOS riding on innovation to attract customersKenyan SACCOS riding on innovation to attract customers

As confidence in mainstream banks remains low due to prohibitive interest rates, customers are embracing Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCO) as an alternative.

IN DEPTH

As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.