In a communiqué released on Saturday, Tunisia’s state owned, largest internet and telephone provider, “Tunisie Telecom” has announced that it is boosting broadband connections, as well as improving the quality of its ADSL connections to enable its new customers to benefit from twice the internet speed they have chosen, at no additional cost.
The offer which is valid from February 15 to March 15, offers the possibility for new subscribers to get a 512k for the price of a 256K connection, or that of 1MB for the price of 2MB, that is respectively 20 and 30 dinars.
The move is in line with presidential instructions to lower ADSL internet connections, for increased competitiveness and performance.
Apart from “Tunisie Telecom” which sold 35% of its stakes to Dubai’s ”Tecom” in 2006, “Tunisiana” an “Orascom” company , is the second private telephone operator in the country.
Tunisian authorities have launched an international call for tenders for a third private mobile and fixed line, telephone operator. Results for the bid will be announced as of May 2009.
[Source: Tunisia Online News]