Internet Solutions (IS) has launched a consumption-based billing service, dubbed IS Open Network (ISON), for its Internet service. Its customers are now able to pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage.

The solution is now available in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria and Ghana and will help bring down the cost of Internet.

Speaking during the launch of the service, Internet Solutions Managing Director Richard Hechle said most companies in emerging markets want to consume the internet as a utility, like electricity and water, where they are only charged for what they use monthly.

“With this new service, our clients will be given an open pipe and can utilize as much bandwidth as they like and only pay for what they have used at the end of the month. It also allows them to set limits depending on how much they would like to consume without calling our support team,” said Hechle.

Customers will have four options to choose from: 20Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps and STM1 – 155Mbps.