Finweek English Edition - - TECHNOLOGY -

• Telkom is pre­par­ing to re­duce its whole­sale con­nec­tion fees by 8% next month as part of a set­tle­ment it reached with the Com­pe­ti­tion Com­mis­sion ear­lier this year. The re­duc­tion is one of three with two more set for be­tween now and 2015. This is great news for In­ter­net ser­vice providers who will hope­fully be pass­ing the sav­ings on to their cus­tomers. • Face­book CEO Mark Zucker­berg an­nounced a new pro­ject called In­ter­ to drive In­ter­net adop­tion in emerg­ing mar­kets. The con­sor­tium, which in­cludes Nokia and Samsung, don’t have a plan yet, but that will come later says Zucker­berg. Right now they’re get­ting buy-in and set­ting the scene. Ap­ple and Google are con­spic­u­ously ab­sent.

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