“Côte d’Ivoire Telecom wants to make the Internet accessible to everyone. The objective of our latest action is to allow the internet user to connect without fear. Whatever time they spend connected, from now on they will pay less,” according to Bruno Koné, the company’s D-G. This follows from the launch of ADSL Extra Large on 24 August. This service is currently available in the capital Abidjan but this month will become available in San Pédro et Yamoussoukro.
The new service has an upload speed of 128 kbps but a download speed of 2 Mbps. This level of bandwidth will encourage users to download things like music if there is no cap on the service and obviously permits users to make free VoIP calls using services like Skype. The service is targeted at professionals.
In a usual uncompetitive twist, Koné said that this new service was incompatible with the service provided by Fidelis de Côte d’Ivoire, no doubt seeking to put off potential consumers from any offer that company might make.