20 Aug 2003

Fiji's Telpac goes to Mauritius

11:19 am on 20 August 2003

Fiji-based American telephone company, Telpac, has been prevented from continuing to offer its cut price overseas calls service and is opening up in Mauritius.

Telpac had its telephone lines cut off last month by the monopoly company Fiji Telecom.

The Fiji Times reports that Telpac is now applying for licenses in Mauritius to provide internet services, digital data transmission and radio broadcasting.

Telpac's chief executive Mr Gibbons has told the Fiji Times from Mauritius it has the same size market as Fiji and similar demographics,

He says the price of a 512 kilobyte link per month is just 500-US dollars, compared to 25-thousand US dollars in Fiji.