Growing demand for faster internet in Tunisia
"Tunisie Telecom", the national public telephone provider, intends to offer 22,000 additional ADSL connections next year in order to meet the increasing demand for faster internet connections, the Tunisian daily Le Temps has reported.
In Arecent weeks, "Tunisie Telecom" has made available to its clients some 7,000 such lines that have all been purchased. New ADSL connections will be operational in Tunisia's main towns and cities, reported the daily.
Additionally, "Tunisie Telecom" will cut the subscription fees for its fixed telephone lines, from TD60 to 20 in 2005. It should be noted that 35.6 % of the country'shouseholds have a fixed telephone connection. Other marketing incentives such as a bonus of TD15 on every new mobile phone line will be offered to subscribers .
The main Tunisian operator boasts 2.6 million subscribers (46.1% of Tunisian households). A second (private) provider, "Tunisiana", has been in operation in the country since last year.