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 2.35 million connections in 2019. Among them were 1.92 million 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 64% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 22% 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. Back to overview: Mauritius
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 22.21 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mauritius ranked 118th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 13.46 Mbit/second (116th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet
, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Mauritius comes 75th with a download speed of 28.61 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 15 Mbit was only enough for 42nd place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019
Broadband internet in Mauritius 2002 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019