Mozambique joins the Alliance for Affordable Internet

4 April 2014

Mozambique has joined the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), and is now the third developing country to joining after Nigeria and Ghana, under the terms of a memorandum signed Thursday in Maputo.

In the document the Mozambique government has committed to work with members of the Alliance to promote reduction of the cost of Internet access through political decisions and regulatory reforms.

After signing the memorandum, the permanent secretary of the Transport and Communications Ministry, Pedro Augusto Inglês, noted that there was still a lot to do in order to make access to the Internet by the population easier, as at the moment a fixed line Internet package costs 1.5 times the minimum wage in Mozambique.

By joining A4AI, which was first launched in 2013, Mozambique is now one of over 50 members from the public and private sector as well as associations. (macauhub)