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Mauritius Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 462,100 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 1,971,300 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 152 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: the telecom sector in Mauritius has long been supported by the varied needs of tourists; this has stimulated the mobile market, leading to a particularly high penetration rate; the response of the country’s telcos to tourist requirements also contributed to the country being among the first in the region to provide services based on 3G and WiMAX technologies; the incumbent telco provides comprehensive LTE and fiber broadband coverage, and in late 2021 it launched a gigabit fiber-based broadband service; the country has seen improved international internet capacity in recent years, with direct cables linking to India, Madagascar, and South Africa, as well as other connections to Rodrigues and Reunion; mobile subscribers in Mauritius secured 5G services in mid-2021;  this followed the regulator’s award of spectrum in two bands to the MNOs (2022)

domestic: fixed-line teledensity over 36 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular services teledensity 152 per 100 persons (2021)

international: country code - 230; landing points for the SAFE, MARS, IOX Cable System, METISS and LION submarine cable system that provides links to Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean Islands of Reunion, Madagascar, and Mauritius; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean); new microwave link to Reunion; HF radiotelephone links to several countries (2019)

Broadcast media

the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation is the national public television and radio broadcaster; it broadcasts programming in French, English, Hindi, Creole and Chinese, it provides 17 television channels in Mauritius; there are nine Mauritian FM radio stations and two operating on the AM band

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Internet users

total: 884,000 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 68% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 323,200 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 25 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Mauritius on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritius 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritius 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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