25th August 01:22 AM
Customers will not pay 10 cents per GB data levy - Goundar
By Rashika Kumar
Saturday 10/08/2019
Telecom Fiji CEO Charles Goundar [Photo:Telecom Fiji]

Telecom Fiji CEO Charles Goundar says customers will not pay 10 cents per gigabyte data levy that was introduced in the Telecommunications Amendment Bill.

Goundar says with the removal of the voice levy and the reduction in landing costs at FINTEL, Telecom is able to pay the 10 cents levy without pushing it onto their customers.

He says the company will always support development in rural and maritime areas.

Meanwhile, Vodafone Fiji will also absorb the 10 cents per gigabyte data levy and not pass this cost to its consumers.

Parliament passed the Telecommunication Amendment Bill on Thursday which means that telecommunication service providers will have to pay government 10 cents levy for every gigabyte of data used by their customers.

ag at budget debate sm by Fijivillage CFL on 500px.com

Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum says they had to bring this policy as revenue for the Telecommunication Development Trust Fund has significantly dropped.

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