Cable and Wireless International yesterday announced that it will pump JOD5 billion (USD74 million) into its Jamaica operations during 2007 to boost its mobile, VoIP and broadband services. At the same time, the telco suggested it would mount a vigorous campaign to lower rates for calls made from landline to mobile phones. ‘Our mobile competitor [Digicel] gets upwards of 85% of every call charge just for delivering the call,’ Harris Jones, chief executive officer of Cable & Wireless International, said. ‘We believe this is unfair,’ added Chris Hetherington, president and CEO of Cable & Wireless Americas and the Caribbean. ‘The cost to consumers is too high, and landline users should no longer be forced to subsidise mobile networks in this way.’
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