Lesotho bandwidth prices drop 67%

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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.”



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