Communications in Mauritius

related topics
{system, computer, user}
{company, market, business}
{country, population, people}
{rate, high, increase}
{day, year, event}
{water, park, boat}
{math, number, function}
{line, north, south}
{specie, animal, plant}
{household, population, female}

Basic telephony was introduced in Mauritius in October 1883. The first telephone line was set up between the Colony Governor's residence in Reduit and Government House in Port Louis. [1]

General Statistics

Telephones - main lines in use: 359,000 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 940,000 (2007)(77% of the population)

Telephone system: small system with good service
domestic: primarily microwave radio relay trunk system
international: country code - 230; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean); new microwave link to Reunion; HF radiotelephone links to several countries; fiber optic submarine cable (SAT-3/WASC/SAFE) provides connectivity to Europe and Asia

Radio broadcast stations: AM 4, FM 9, shortwave 0 (2002)

Radios: 420,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 2 (plus several repeaters) (1997)

Televisions: 258,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 4 (2008)

Internet users: 180,000 (2005)

Country code (Top level domain): MU

Broadband Internet access

Mauritius has several operators like Mauritius Telecom, Nomad, Mahanagar Telephone Mauritius Limited (MTML) & Emtel. Each operator uses a different technology to provide Internet access. Nomad makes use of WiMax, MTML uses CDMA 2000 and Emtel uses HSDPA(3.5G). The monopoly is retained by Mauritius Telecom(MT) which provides dial-up & ADSL services over existing telephone lines.

Notes and references

External links

Algeria · Angola · Benin · Botswana · Burkina Faso · Burundi · Cameroon · Cape Verde · Central African Republic · Chad · Comoros · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Republic of the Congo · Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) · Djibouti · Egypt · Equatorial Guinea · Eritrea · Ethiopia · Gabon · The Gambia · Ghana · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Kenya · Lesotho · Liberia · Libya · Madagascar · Malawi · Mali · Mauritania · Mauritius · Morocco · Mozambique · Namibia · Niger · Nigeria · Rwanda · São Tomé and Príncipe · Senegal · Seychelles · Sierra Leone · Somalia · South Africa · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe

Full article ▸

related documents
StarOffice
Help desk
Killer application
IRIX
Amiga 1000
Companding
COMSEC
Sega 32X
Broadcast domain
Packet analyzer
VESA Display Data Channel
Tagged Image File Format
Open Systems Interconnection
Frequency-shift keying
Conformance testing
Apple Attachment Unit Interface
Sinclair ZX80
Power Macintosh
RAM disk
Manchester Mark I
Fault management
Simputer
Finger protocol
Virtual machine
Rn (newsreader)
BESM
Capacitive coupling
Composite video
Atari Transputer Workstation
Corel Paint Shop Pro