The 4 Mbps plan will see its price drop to
However, for Internet subscribers to actually enjoy the promised improvement in connection, the country's telecom regulatory authority Ogero will also have to complete its own upgrade of switch nodes at service points.
Besides managing the necessary upgrades at services points, Ogero needs to increase the capacity for ISPs, Chammas said.
A telecom expert who spoke on condition of anonymity told
The failure to improve the Internet infrastructure and secure better speeds for subscribers under the new data plans would deal a big blow to ISPs in
"ISPs are counting on growth in the number of subscribers to offset losses due to lower monthly rates being offered to customers under the new data plans.
"A failure to secure better speeds would thwart new subscribers and result in losses for ISPs," he said.
Additional improvements to
The source, who works for a multinational telecom firm with offices in
However, any increase above that speed would require the completion of the fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) project, including fiber to the home and fiber to the office components.
Chammas said that so far only a few big firms, universities and hospitals were linked to the Internet through a fiber optic network. "We hope to live up to the expectations and provide customers with value added services."
Average Internet speed in
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