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Telecommunication in Mauritius

The development of telecommunications in Mauritius is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +230, there were a total of 2.39 m connections in 2020. Among them were 1.91 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Mauritius is back. Around 65% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 25% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 51,139 webhosts, Mauritius is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 32.26 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mauritius ranked 107th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 12.63 Mbit/second was significantly lower (127th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Mauritius comes 88th with a download speed of 27.20 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was only enough for 75th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Mauritius from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Mauritius 2002 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Mauritius
Total
Mauritius
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users821,274.1864.88 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users322,100.0025.45 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines478,700.0037.82 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars1.91 m151.13 %541.96 m121.03 %