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Telecommunication in Mauritius

The development of telecommunications in Mauritius is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +230, there were a total of 2.44 million connections in 2021. Among them were 1.97 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.6 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 51,139 webhosts, Mauritius is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1,158 of these, or about 2 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 27.39 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mauritius ranks 114th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 9.8 Mbit/second was significantly lower (129th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Mauritius comes 74th with a download speed of 26.89 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 56th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent 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 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerMauritius is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 65 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 26 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021



Distribution in 2021Mauritius
Total
Mauritius
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Broadband users328,900.0025.98 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines469,100.0037.05 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars1.97 m155.70 %361.62 m108.96 %

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