Mauritius Telecom, a telecommunications company in Mauritius, has begun providing 1 Gbps broadband connectivity, claiming Mauritius is just the second African country after South Africa to provide gigabit speeds to residential subscribers.
The new package includes a 1Gbps/60Mbps down/upload connection, more than 100 my.t TV channels, three Wi-Fi extenders, and unlimited landline calls on the MT network for MUR6,500 (USD149) a month, including free installation.
Mauritius Telecom CEO Sherry Singh said that it was essential for Mauritius Telecom to adapt its offerings to meet the needs of its customers. “Expectations have changed. Each family, each person is different, with different needs and it is our job to adapt. Today customers are looking for entertainment, bandwidth, and connectivity as a one-stop shop,” he said.
MT has also unveiled a new range of dual-play fibre broadband and TV packages with downlink speeds of 50Mbps (MUR1,500 a month), 100Mbps (MUR2,000), and 500Mbps (MUR3,800). Due to capacity reasons, the 500Mbps and 1Gbps connections are not currently available on Rodrigues Island.
Meanwhile, Mauritius attained 100% fibre coverage at the end of 2017 and the deployment of fibre was completed in record time.
Today in Mauritius, 315,000 homes are already connected to the broadband network through fibre. In 2016, Mauritius became the first country in Africa to offer 100 Mbps speed to its residential subscribers.